Canada Proposed Maximum Residue Limits on Methoprene in Dairy Product

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Posted By: Sandhya Sashikumar

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On May 18, 2021, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of Pest Control Products act had issued draft regulation on “Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2021-15, Methoprene.”

The information reported in the regulation is herein summarized:

  • Evaluation of S-methoprene use indicated that the end-use product has value and pose no risk and concerns associated to the human health and environment.
  • The use levels for the proposed MRL for Methoprene in the food commodity of milk is established at 0.01ppm.
  • Residues in milk at the proposed MRL will not pose an unacceptable risk to any segment of the population, including infants, children, adults and seniors.
  • Addition of a new use on dairy cattle to the labels of the liquid feed supplements to which is added Altosid 1% Liquid MUP, containing technical grade S-methoprene, is acceptable.

The draft is open for public comments until August 01, 2021.

To view the consultation document, check out the Food News Monitoring System and stay up-to-date.

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