GSO Issues Standards on Maximum Levels of Pesticides Residues in Agricultural and Food Products

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs | Standards
Posted By: Besma Ettoumi

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On October 28th, 2021, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority published the draft standards on GSO TC 05/DS/2021Maximum Levels of Pesticides Residues in Agricultural and Food Products”.

The scope of the draft standard requirement is highlighted below:

  • The GSO regulation 382/2020 (Maximum Levels of Pesticides Residues in Agricultural and Food Products) was prepared within the work program of Gulf technical committee No. TC05/SC02 (For Specification of Additives and Contaminants) provided that this regulation cancels GSO 382/2019;
  • Pesticides are allowed to be used in the Products listed in the table of the regulation and must not exceed the maximum residue limits (MRLs);
  • The unit of measurement of the pesticides used on the food commodity is provided in mg/kg;
  • Sampling is taken in accordance with the standards specification approved by the Authorities.

 

The draft is open for public consultation period until December 28th, 2021.

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