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MRLs data availability

Country Average updates/year Last update Current MRLs Future MRLs Residue definitions Pesticide residues standards in animal products LOD indication Links to original source Comment
MOROCCO 0-1 2023-03-13 Source: Ministère de l'agriculture et de la pêche maritime (Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries) - Ministère de la santé (Ministry of Health)
SOUTH-AFRICA 0-1 2023-07-27 Source: Department of Health (DOH) Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION 0-1 2020-11-30 The concerned countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) are shaded in phosphorescent green. Russia is also part of EEU but also have its own national standard.
RUSSIA 0-1 2023-07-20 Source: Ministry of Agriculture
UKRAINE 1-3 2022-09-01 Source: Ministry of Health of Ukraine
CODEX 1 2023-03-16 Source: CODEX Alimentarius (FAO)
EU-MRLS-HARMONIZED 15-20 2023-08-20 Source: European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers. EU MRLs are updated on the day of entry into force of the publications.
EUROPEAN-UNION-CONTAMINANTS 0-1 2023-08-10 Source: Official Journal of the European Union
GREAT BRITAIN (GB) 6 2023-08-16 Brexit has an impact on MRLs rules in the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1st January 2021, Great Britain (GB) has its own MRL setting process independant from the EU. The GB standard will cover England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland will continue to apply EU MRLs.
NORWAY 1-3 2023-03-24 Source: Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet)
SWITZERLAND 0-1 2023-01-26 Source: Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
ASEAN COUNTRIES 1 2023-02-23 Source: ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF)
CHINA 0-1 2022-07-01 Source: 食品安全国家标准 食品中农药最大残留限量 National food safety standard
HONGKONG 0-1 2023-03-13 Source: Centre for Food Safety Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD)
INDIA 0-1 2023-06-01 Source: Indian Ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW)
INDONESIA 0-1 2020-03-18 Source: Minister of Agriculture
JAPAN 8-10 2023-08-14 Source: Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) for food MRLs. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) for feed MRLs.
KOREA-SOUTH 3-6 2023-01-12 Source: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)
MALAYSIA 0-1 2020-09-07 Source: Food Safety Information System of Malaysia (FoSIM)
PHILIPPINES 0-1 2021-01-11 Source: Department of Agriculture Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS)
SINGAPORE 0-1 2022-06-02 Source: Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
TAIWAN 3-6 2023-06-20 Source: Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) Department of Health
THAILAND 0-1 2023-03-13 Source: National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS)
VIETNAM 0-1 2022-09-13 Source: Maximum Residue Levels of pesticide in food. Circular No. 50/2016/TT-BYT dated December 30, 2015 by Minister of Health. Circular takes effect as of July 01, 2017
ARGENTINA 2-3 2023-06-09 Source: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA) - National Food Safety and Quality Service
BRAZIL 10-12 2023-08-28 Source: ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária)
CHILE 0-1 2021-05-31 Source: Subsecretaria de Salud Publica División de Políticas Públicas Saludables y Promoción Departamento de Alimentos y Nutricion
COLOMBIA 0-1 2020-03-09 Source: Ministerio de la Protección Social, Resolución 2906 del 2007
COSTA-RICA 5 2023-07-10 Source: Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado
MEXICO 5-8 2023-07-19 Source: Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) - National Service of Health, Food Safety and Agri-food Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS)
PERU 0-1 2019-10-16 Source: Dirección General de Salud Ambiental e Inocuidad Alimentaria. If there is not a national MRL defers to Codex, US and EU
GULF-COOPERATION-COUNCIL 0-1 2020-03-18 Source: Standardization Organization for GCC (GSO)
IRAN 0-1 2022-09-05 Source: Standard Research Institute (SRI) of Iran
ISRAEL 4 2023-04-25 Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD) Plant Protection and Inspection Services (PPIS) Pesticides Data Bank
SAUDI-ARABIA 0-1 2023-05-12 Source: Saudi Food & Drug Authority الهيئة العامة للغذاء والدواء المبنى الرئيسي
TURKEY 0-1 2022-10-06 Source: Türk Gıda Kodeksi Pestisitlerin
CANADA 10-12 2023-08-17 Source: Pesticides and Pest Management - Health Canada (PMRA)
USA 12-14 2023-08-28 Source: Code of Federal Regulations. US government
AUSTRALIA 8-10 2023-07-18 Source: Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Med. Authority (APVMA)
NEW ZEALAND 2 2023-03-24 Source: New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA)