US Establishes Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides Spinetoram

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

On December 21st, 2021, the U.S Federal Register published a regulation by the U.S environmental protection agency on “Spinetoram; Pesticide Tolerances, 40 CFR 180.635, 86 FR 72190”.

The scope of the document summarizes the following key points:

  • The residues of Spinetoram are applicable, in or on fish, freshwater, finfish fish, shellfish, mollusc, forage, fodder and hay, animal feed, etc;
  • Pesticides tolerances are established for residues in or on fish, freshwater, finfish at 4 ppm; fish, shellfish, crustacean at 4 ppm; fish, shellfish, molluscs at 4 ppm, etc.;
  • 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 21st, 2021.


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