Thailand | Draft Ministry of Public Health Notification (MOPH), No. ... B.E. ..., entitled "Food Containing Pesticide Residues (No. 4)"
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Draft Ministry of Public Health Notification (MOPH), No. ... B.E. ..., entitled "Food Containing Pesticide Residues (No. 4)"
For consumer protection, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is proposing to revise the MOPH Notification concerning the maximum residue level of pesticides in food through a risk-based framework focused on either short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) exposures using Thai food consumption data and field trial data. The main elements of the draft notification are as follows:
1. Added the provision of Section 6(8) of the Food Act B.E. 2522 (1979) in conjunction with Clause 4/1; prescribed food containing pesticide defined as Hazardous Substances Type 4 in Annex 1 of the MOPH Notification concerning the maximum residue level of pesticides in food; are prohibited from being produced, imported or sold.
2. Add the definition of processed food and criteria for consideration maximum residue limit for processed food of the MOPH Notification No.387.
3. Revised the of Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for Carbaryl in mangosteen in the annex 2 of the MOPH Notification No.387.
4. The following Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) are added to annex 2 of the MOPH Notification No.387, as follows:
Pesticide / Commodity
Carbaryl / Mangosteen
Thiamethoxam / Pineapple
Imidacloprid / Pineapple
Dinotefuran / Pineapple
Fluopyram / Mango
Fluopyram / Longan
Trifloxystrobin / Mango
Trifloxystrobin / Longan
5. This draft Notification shall come into force after the date of its publication in the Government Gazette.
Notifying member: Thailand
Food safety (SPS)