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India Amends Pesticide Residue Regulations

  •   7 Jan 2019
  •    Anne Peng
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    On Dec. 24, 2018, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) announced amendments to Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins and Residues), 2011[1]. It mainly revised maximum residue limits of 213 pesticides in food such as 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid, acetamiprid, and alachlor. Amended regulations will come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette (Jan. 8, 2018).

    SL. No.Name of the InsecticideFoodMaximum Residue Limit (MRL) in mg/kg
    12,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic AcidSugarcane0.05
    Food grainsMaize-0.05, Wheat-2 and Rice0.1and other food grains- 0.01
    Milled food grains0.01
    Milk and Milk products0.05
    Meat and Poultry0.2
    Eggs0.05 (shell free basis)
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    [1] FSSAI notification (containing revised list of MRLs)

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