CHINA - THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE IS SOLICITING OPINIONS ON MAXIMUM LEVELS FOR PESTICIDE RESIDUES

End of September 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture formulated a draft on the “Maximum residue limits for 71 kinds of pesticides including abamectin in food”, a draft on the “Maximum residue limits for 59 kinds of pesticides including benzovindiflupyr in food” and a draft on the “Determination of glufosinate-ammonium residues in plant-derived foods Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method”. The draft acts are now open to comments.

The named acts are mainly an addition to the pesticide residue limits set in GB 2763-2016. The anticipated acts address the shortcoming in the provisions on pesticide residues in China. In addition, it provides for test method for test methods of pesticide residue limits in plant-derived foods.