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

  •   7 Nov 2019
  •    Anne Peng
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    • 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:

    Agricultural chemicalsFood
    AmoxicillinMilk, chicken eggs, other poultry eggs, seafood (limited to shellfish), seafood (limited to crustaceans), other seafood and honey
    CaptanWatermelon, watermelon (including pericarp), melon fruit, melon fruit (including pericarp), maki-wa-uri, maki-wa-uri (including pericarp), none of Japan, no western, quince, peach and peach (Including pericarp and seed)
    DithianonRoots of Daikon (including radish), Leaves of Daikon (including radish), Japanese potato, Tomato, Cucumber (including gherkin), Watermelon, Tangerine, Tangerine (including pericarp), No Japan, Western pear, quince, loquat, loquat (excluding perilla), thigh (including pericarp and seeds), thigh (including pericarp and seeds), pea (including cherry) and grape
    ThiaclopridRice (referred to brown rice), potatoes, sweet potatoes (including potatoes), Japanese potatoes, potatoes (long potatoes), konjac, other potatoes, other eggplant vegetables, cucumbers (including gherkins) ), Pumpkin (including squash), wax, watermelon, watermelon (including skin), melon fruit, melon fruit (including skin), makiwauri, makiwauri (including skin) ), Other Cucurbitaceae vegetables, okra, other vegetables, quince, loquat, loquat (excluding pericarp, including pericarp and seeds), peach, thigh (including pericarp and seed) , Plums (including prunes), strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, other berries, grapes, oysters, bananas, kiwis, kiwis (including skins) .), Papaya, avocado, pineapple, guava, mango, passion fruit, dates, and other fruit, tea, cocoa beans, other spices and other herbs
    PropanilRice (referred to brown rice), wheat, barley, other cereals, potatoes, sweet potatoes (including Yatsugashi), kansho, yam (meaning long potatoes), konnyaku potatoes, other potatoes, potatoes ( Radish, including roots, potatoes (including radishes), beetle roots, beetle leaves, horseradish, watercress, watercress, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale, komatsuna, gyoza, chingensai, Cauliflower, broccoli, other oily vegetables, burdock, salsify, artichoke, chicory, endive, pungyoku, lettuce (including salad vegetables and chisha), other vegetables, onion, green onions (including leek), Garlic, leek, asparagus, parrot, other lily vegetables, carrots, parsnips, parsley Celery, Mitsuba, Other Vegetables, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Other Eggplant Vegetables, Cucumber (including Gherkin), Pumpkin (including Squash), Bracken, Watermelon, Melon Fruit, Makuwa Sea urchin, other cucurbitaceae vegetables, spinach, bamboo shoots, okra, ginger, immature peas, immature peas, edamame, mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, other mushrooms, other vegetables, mandarin oranges, whole citrus fruit, lemon, orange (Including navel orange), grapefruit, lime, other citrus fruits, apples, Japanese none, western none, quince, loquat, peach, nectarine, apricot (including apricot), plum (including prunes), ume , Otou (including cherry), strawberry, raspberry, blackberry Berries, blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, other berries, grapes, oysters, bananas, kiwis, papayas, avocados, pineapples, guava, mango, passion fruit, natto palm, other fruits, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, Benibana seeds, cotton seeds, rapeseed, other oil seeds, ginnan, chestnuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts, other nuts, other spices, other herbs, cow muscle, pigs

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