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Proposals to Amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice December 2018. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 32

The document contains technical details on proposals to amend the current Notice issued under the Food Act 2014 that lists the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for agricultural compounds in New Zealand.

MPI proposes the following amendments to the Notice:

The addition of new MRL entries for the following compounds: Coumatetralyl: 0.001(*) mg/kg in any food. Difethialone: 0.001(*) mg/kg in any food. Diphacinone: 0.001(*) mg/kg in any food. Flumioxazin: 0.02(*) mg/kg in grapes; 0.02(*) mg/kg in kiwifruit; 0.02(*) mg/kg in pome fruits; 0.02(*) mg/kg in stone fruits; 0.02(*) mg/kg in mammalian fat, meat, and offal; and 0.02(*) mg/kg in milk. Isoflucypram: 0.15 mg/kg in barley grain; 0.01(*) in eggs; 0.04(*) mg/kg in mammalian fat; 0.01(*) mg/kg in mammalian offal; 0.01(*) mg/kg in mammalian meat; 0.005(*) mg/kg in milk; 0.01(*) in poultry meat; 0.02 mg/kg in poultry offal; 0.02 mg/kg in wheat grain; and 0.02 mg/kg in triticale grain. Metribuzin: 0.01(*) mg/kg in potatoes. Pyroxasulfone: 0.02(*) mg/kg in eggs; 0.02(*) mg/kg in mammalian fat; 0.02(*) mg/kg in mammalian meat; 0.02(*) mg/kg in mammalian offal; 0.002(*) mg/kg in milk; 0.02(*) mg/kg in poultry meat; 0.02(*) mg/kg in poultry offal; 0.01(*) mg/kg in triticale; and 0.01 (*) mg/kg in wheat. Tetraniliprole: 0.2 mg/kg in pome fruits.

The amendment of existing MRL entries for the following compounds and commodities: Clethodim: 0.02(*) mg/kg in grapes. Difenoconazole: 0.05 mg/kg in grapes; 0.01 mg/kg in mammalian fat (except milk fat); 0.01 mg/kg in mammalian meat; 0.01 mg/kg in mammalian offal; and 0.01 mg/kg in milk. Eprinomectin: 0.1 mg/kg in sheep fat; 0.05 mg/kg in sheep meat; 0.2 mg/kg in sheep offal; and 0.02 mg/kg in sheep milk. Clethodim: 0.2 mg/kg in mammalian meat; 0.2 mg/kg in mammalian offal; and 0.05 mg/kg in milk. Flufenacet: 0.01(*) mg/kg in potatoes. Flusilazole: 0.01(*) mg/kg in grapes, 0.05(*) mg/kg in mammalian fat, 0.01(*) mg/kg in mammalian meat, 0.01(*) mg/kg in mammalian offal, and 0.01(*) mg/kg in milk. Mandestrobin: 1.5 mg/kg in head lettuce; and 10 mg/kg in leafy lettuce. Metrafenone: 0.15 mg/kg in grapes; 0.01(*) mg/kg in mammalian fat; 0.01(*) mg/kg in mammalian meat; 0.01(*) mg/kg in mammalian offal; and 0.01(*) mg/kg in milk.

Note: (*) indicates that the maximum residue level has been set at or about the limit of analytical quantification. The addition of exemptions from compliance with a MRL for the following compounds: Chromobacterium subtsugae PRAA4-1T and its metabolites (including violacein) oils, when used as an agricultural chemical, in Schedule 2 (agricultural chemicals) of the Notice. Cross-linked polyacrylamide, when used as an intra-articular injectable veterinary medicine in horses, in Schedule 3 (veterinary medicines) of the Notice. Vaccine and diagnostic antigens, when used as a veterinary medicine, in Schedule 3 of the Notice. The amendment of an existing exemption from compliance with a MRL in Schedule 2 of the Notice for bromochlorodimethylhydantoin, to update the CAS numbers applicable to the entry.