Pesticide malathion in or on various commodities (ICS Codes: 65.020, 65.100, 67.040, 67.080)
Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Malathion (PMRL2019-30). Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 6 and 7
The objective of the notified document PMRL2019-30 is to consult on the listed maximum residue limits (MRLs) for malathion that have been proposed by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).
MRL (ppm)1 Raw Agricultural Commodity (RAC) and/or Processed Commodity
8.0 Bushberries (crop subgroup 13-07B, except currants and gooseberries)2; small fruits vine climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit (crop subgroup 13-07F, except gooseberries and grapes)3; low growing berries (crop subgroup 13-07G, except lowbush blueberries and strawberries)4; wild raspberries
6.0 Cherries (crop subgroup 12-09A)5
1 ppm = parts per million
2 The established MRL of 8.0 ppm for blueberries is proposed to be revised to "highbush blueberries" and "lowbush blueberries" to reflect current terminology. Currants and gooseberries are excluded from this MRL action as an 8.0 ppm MRL is already established for these commodities.
3 Gooseberries and grapes are excluded from this MRL action as an 8.0 ppm MRL is already established for these commodities.
4 Lowbush blueberries are included under Bushberries (crop subgroup 13-07B) in this MRL action and strawberries are excluded from this MRL action as an 8.0 ppm MRL is already established for this commodity.
5 The established MRL 6.0 ppm for cherries is proposed to be revised to "sweet cherries" and "tart cherries" to reflect current terminology. MRLs are proposed for each commodity included in the listed crop groupings in accordance with the Residue Chemistry Crop Groups webpage (https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management/public/protecting-your-health-environment/pesticides-food/residue-chemistry-crop-groups.html) in the Pesticides and Pest Management section of the Canada.ca website.