US Establishes Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides Bicyclopyrone

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

On December 23, 2021, the U.S Federal register published regulation by the U.S environmental protection agency on “Bicyclopyrone; Pesticide Tolerances, 40 CFR 180.682, 86 FR 72846”.

The main points of the scientific document are the following:

  • The regulation establishes tolerances for residues of Bicyclopyrone in or on the fresh and dried forms of lemongrass, rosemary, and wormwood.;
  • Pesticide’s tolerances are established for residues of Bicyclopyrone including its metabolites and degradates in or on lemongrass, dried at 0.5 ppm;
  • lemongrass, fresh at 0.3 ppm; rosemary, dried at 0.3 ppm; rosemary, fresh at 0.03 ppm; wormwood, dried at 0.09 ppm; and wormwood, fresh at 0.05 ppm.;
  • The data ensures the safety of infants and children is adequately protected based on Toxicological profile and dietary exposure;
  • Short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of tolerance on these food products is unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

The regulation is effective from December 23, 2021.

To view the regulation, check out the Food News Monitoring System.