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PMRA of Canada proposes to amend MRLs of acephate and methamidophos in some foods

August 18 2020

Markets Canada Organization Pest Management Regulatory Agency Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials On August 18, 2020, Health Canada issued notice PMRL2020-24, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency intends to amend maximum...

Markets Canada
Organization Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Topic

Contaminants, residues and contact materials

On August 18, 2020, Health Canada issued notice PMRL2020-24, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency intends to amend maximum residue limits of acephate and methamidophos in some foods. A dietary risk assessment for acephate and its metabolite methamidophos was conducted for the re-evaluation review and was published in the PRVD2016-01. The re-evaluation review proposed revocations and changes to the MRLs for acephate and methamidophos in order to mitigate health risk concerns, to account for the discontinuation of methamidophos registrations as an active ingredient, and/or to better reflect the supported use pattern for acephate.The PMRA invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed revisions and revocations of MRLs for acephate and methamidophos up to 75 days from the date of publication of this document.

Tags: pesticide reduction, maximum residue limits (mrls), acephate, methamidophos

    

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