China Includes More MRLs for 43 Pesticides into GB 2763 Series

China Includes More MRLs for 43 Pesticides into GB 2763 seriesOn 22 Jun 2018, China NHC, MoARA and SAMR jointly issued the Announcement 6 of 2018 to release the GB 2763.1-2018 and 8 testing methods of pesticide MRLs in food, some of which were publically consulted late last year and to be implemented on 21 Dec 2018:

  • GB 2763.1-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Maximum Residue Limits for 43 Pesticide Active Ingredients including Paraquat;
  • GB 23200.108-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of Glufosinate Residue in Plant Source Foods: LC-MS;
  • GB 23200.109-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of Clopyralid Residue in Plant Source Foods: LC-MS;
  • GB 23200.110-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of Flumetsulam Residue in Plant Source Foods: LC-MS;
  • GB 23200.111-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of Forchlorfenuron Residue in Plant Source Foods: LC- Tandem MS;
  • GB 23200.112-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of 9 Carbamate Residues and Metabolites in Plant Source Foods: Post-Column Derivatization LC;
  • GB 23200.113-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of 208 Pesticide Residues and Metabolites in Plant Source Foods: GC-MS;
  • GB 23200.114-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of Blasticidine Residues in Plant Source Foods: LC-MS;
  • GB 23200.115-2018 National Food Safety Standard- Method for the Determination of Fipronil in Eggs: GC;

Before the 2010s, the former Ministry of Health (now known as the NHC) was mainly responsible for pesticide MRL developing under food hygienic safety standard while MoA(now known as the MoARA) also established series of MRL standards within its agricultural produce quality system. These MRLs were fragmentally and randomly issued under different standards. In 2009, China enacted the Food Safety Law and the MoA was designated as the sole developing authority of pesticide MRLs, relevant testing methods and agricultural practice and the National Committee on Pesticide MRL Standardization was formed. The Committee decided that all applicable MRLs should be incorporated into the GB 2763 which should be renewed biennially.

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