Foods sold in Australia (both imported and domestically produced)
Proposal M1018 - Maximum Residue Limits (2020) - Call for submissions. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 92 (33 Call for Submissions report, 56 Supporting Document 1, 3 Supporting Document 2)
This Proposal seeks to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to align maximum residue limits (MRLs) for various agricultural and veterinary (Agvet) chemicals with the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority MRL Standard, Codex Alimentarius Commission and trading partner standards relating to residues of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in food.
For M1018, FSANZ commenced routine consideration of MRLs adopted by Codex at the preceding year's Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting (CAC) without the need for interested parties to also submit requests. New MRLs adopted at the 2019 CAC meeting were subjected to a screening process prior to being considered for inclusion in the harmonisation proposal.
The agvet chemicals where increased or new MRLs are being considered for specified plant commodities are:
2, 4-D; abamectin; acephate; acetamiprid; acifluorfen; afidopyropen; alpha-cypermethrin (residues captured under the chemical cypermethrin); aluminum phosphide (residues are captured under the chemical phosphine); ametoctradin; azoxystrobin; bentazone; benzovindiflupyr; bifenthrin; boscalid; carbendazim; carboxin; carfentrazone-ethyl; chlorantraniliprole; chlorfenapyr; chlorpyrifos; chlorpyrifos-methyl; cyantraniliprole; cyazofamid; cyclaniliprole; cyhalothrin (includes lambda); cypermethrin; deltamethrin; difenoconazole; dithianon; diuron; ethiprole; fenbuconazole; fenoxaprop-ethyl; fenpicoxamid; fenpyroximate; fluazifop-p-butyl; flubendiamide; fludioxonil; fluopyram; fluoride; fluoxastrobin; flupyradifurone; flusilazole; flutolanil; flutriafol; fluxapyroxad; folpet; glyphosate; halosulfuron-methyl; hexythiazox; imazalil; imidacloprid; iprodione; isofetamid; kresoxim-methyl; lufenuron; malathion (MRLs listed under maldison); mandipropamid; MCPA; MCPB; mefentrifluconazole; metalaxyl; metconazole; methomyl; metolachlor; milbemectin; myclobutanil; novaluron; oxamyl; oxathiapiprolin; paraquat; pendimethalin; phorate; phosphine; picoxystrobin; pirimiphos-methyl; profenofos; prohexadione-calcium; propamocarb; propiconazole; pyraclostrobin; pyraflufen-ethyl; pyrethrins; pyriofenone; pyriproxyfen; pyroxasulfone; sethoxydim; simazine; spinosad; sulfoxaflor; tebuconazole; tebufenozide; thiacloprid; thiamethoxam; thiophanate-methyl; tioxazafen; triflumezopyrim; zeta-cypermethrin and zoxamide.
The agvet chemicals where increased or new MRLs are being considered for specified animal commodities are:
Bentazone; chlorfenapyr; ethiprole; fenpyroximate; fludioxonil; flumequine; glyphosate; imazalil; kresoxim-methyl; lufenuron; norflurazon; oxathiapiprolin; propamocarb; pyraclostrobin; ractopamine; sethoxydim; sulfoxaflor and tioxazafen.
The agvet chemicals where deletions or reductions in MRLs are being proposed are:
Acetamiprid; acibenzolar-s-methyl; azoxystrobin; bifenthrin; imidacloprid and permethrin.
Note: There were no deletions or reductions in MRLs for animal food commodities.
New chemicals proposed for inclusion in schedule 20 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code are:
Ethiprole; fenpicoxamid; flumequine; flusilazole; picoxystrobin; tioxazafen and triflumezopyrim.