For consumer protection, The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is proposing to revise the MOPH Notification concerning the maximum residue level of pesticides in Food through a risk-based framework; focused on either short term (acute) or long term (chronic) exposures using Thai Food consumption data and field trial data. Main elements of the draft notification as follows:
1. The MOPH notification BE 2554 (2011) on Food Containing Pesticide Residues, dated 14 April 2011 and The MOPH notification (No.361) B.E.2556 (2013) on Food Containing Pesticide Residues No 2, dated 6 August 2013, is repealed and replaced by this (Draft) MOPH Notification;
2. The Pesticide residues in food shall comply with the MRLs/EMRLs set forth in the attachment 2 and 4 to this MOPH Notification.
In cases other than those specified in the attachment 2 the pesticide residues in food shall not exceed the limits as recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Joint FAO/WHO Food Standard Programme;
3. Default limit set forth in the attachment 3 to this MOPH Notification. In cases other than those specified in the attachment 3, shall not exceed defaults limit 0.01 mg/kg;
4. The method of analysis shall be prescribed in the attachment 5.