US Establishes Maximum Residues Limits for Pesticide Picarbutrazox and Teflubenzuron

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

On June 06th, 2022, the U.S Federal Register published an article by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on “Picarbutrazox; Pesticide Tolerances, 40 CFR 180.718, 87 FR 34203” and “Teflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerances, 40 CFR 180.687, 87 FR 34206”.


The scope of the document is herein summarized:

  • The residue tolerance of Picarbutrazox is applicable in or on the straw group, herb group, rapeseed subgroup, spice group at 0.01 ppm, etc.;
  • The residue tolerance of Teflubenzuron is applicable in or on grape and grape raisin;
  • The maximum residue limits were established for Teflubenzuron, in or on grape at 0.7 ppm; and grape, and raisin, at 0.9 ppm;
  • Risk assessment data ensures that the safety of infants and the general population is adequately protected;
  • Short‐term or intermediate-term exposures to residues resulting from the tolerance on these food products are unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

This regulation is effective June 6th, 2022.

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