Foods sold in Australia (both imported and domestically produced)
Proposal M1016 - Maximum Residue Limits (2018)
This Proposal seeks to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to align maximum residue limits (MRLs) for various agricultural and veterinary chemicals with Codex or trading partner standards relating to residues of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in food.
The agvet chemicals where increased or new MRLs are being considered for specified plant commodities are:
2, 4-D, abamectin, acetamiprid, alpha-cypermethrin, benzovindiflupyr, boscalid, bupirimate, carbaryl, chlorantraniliprole, chlorpyrifos-methyl, clofentezine, clothianidin, cyflufenamid, cyprodinil, deltamethrin, difenoconazole, diflubenzuron, diflufenican, diuron, emamectin, famoxadone, fenazaquin, fenbuconazole, fenpyrazamine, fluazifop-p-butyl, fluazinam, fluopyram, flupyradifurone, fluxapyroxad, folpet, halosulfuron-methyl, lambda-cyhalothrin, mandestrobin, mesotrione, metaflumizone, metalaxyl-M (mefenoxam), methamidophos, methidathion, penthiopyrad, phenmedipham, phosmet, phosphine, pirimicarb, prochloraz, profenofos, propaquizafop, pyraclostrobin, pyrimethanil, quinoxyfen, quizalofop P-tefuryl, quizalofop-P (P ethyl), rimsulfuron, saflufenacil, sethoxydim, sulfoxaflor, tebufenozide, tebufenpyrad, teflubenzuron, terbacil, thiophanate-methyl and trifluralin.
Note: There were no increases or new MRLs for animal food commodities, however there were deletions for animal food commodities.
The agvet chemicals where deletions or reductions in MRLs are proposed are: aldoxycarb, azaconazole, carbaryl, chinomethionat (see oxythioquinox), chlorpropham, clodinafop acid, clodinafop-propargyl, diafenthiuron, dimethipin, dimethirimol, diuron, fenvalerate, flamprop-methyl, flucythrinate, flusilazole, olaquindox, oxydemeton-methyl, oxythioquinox, permethrin, phosmet, propargite, pyridate, sulfoxaflor, sulprofos, tebufenozide, tetrachlorvinphos, tetradifon, thiometon, tolylfluanid, trichloroethylene and triflumizole.