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Japan Revises Upper Limits of Pesticide and Veterinary Drug Residue in Food

MHLW revised maximum residue limits of 6 pesticides and veterinary drugs with immediate effect. Other changes will become effective 6 months later.

On Oct. 31, 2019, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced revision to Food Sanitation Act, involving criteria of 6 pesticides’ and veterinary drugs’ residue in food. They are amoxicillin, captan, dithianon, thiacloprid, propanil and bromofenofos.[1] Check out the amendment here. The revision became effective upon its publication on Oct. 31. However, the following criteria will enter effect six months later:

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