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Taiwan FDA Publishes New Pesticide MRLs

Posted By: Selerant RSA

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On October 26, 2016, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an amendment to “Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods”, changing MRLs for 14 pesticides in 85 food categories. In addition, the list of food categories has been amended, by adding Coix Seed to cereals and crops category, Asplenium, Water Lily, Diplazium esculentum to Leaf vegetables with small leaves, Aoectochilus formosanus to Herbs and spices. These changes took effect immediately.

Taiwan Food and Drug Administration regularly updates pesticide regulations, issuing, in average, 4 amendment per year. Amendments are based on the latest safety assessment information submitted to the TFDA.

The pesticides for which MRLs have been amended are the following:

Chinese Name   
English Name
白克列 Boscalid
加保利 Carbaryl
克凡派 Chlorfenapyr
四氯異苯腈 Chlorothalonil
陶斯松 Chlorpyrifos
待克利 Difenoconazole
達特南 Dinotefuran
氟比來 Fluopicolide
氟克殺 Fluxapyroxad
依滅列 Imazalil
普拔克 Propamocarb hydrochloride
百克敏 Pyraclostrobin
賜諾特 Spinetoram
賜派滅 Spirotetramat


Detailed information on pesticide MRL changes can be found here (in Chinese).

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