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US Exempts Pesticides Tolerances for Residues of Various Fragrance Components

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

On December 22, 2021, the U.S Federal register published a regulation by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on “Various Fragrance Components; Exemptions from the Requirement of a Tolerance”

The key points are summarized herein:

  • The regulation establishes exemptions when used as inert ingredients in antimicrobial pesticide formulations for use on food contact surfaces;
  • Applicable on food contact surface in public eating places, dairy processing equipment, food processing equipment and utensils with end-use concentration not to exceed 100 parts per million (ppm);
  • The regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of various fragrance components;
  • Safety of infants and children is adequately protected based on Toxicological profile and dietary exposure;
  • Short‐term and long‐term intakes of residues on these food products are unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

The regulation is effective from December 22, 2021.

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