Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2019-06, Cyantraniliprole

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Pest Management Regulatory Agency
6 March 2019
ISSN: 1925-0843 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-24/2019-6E-PDF (PDF version)

Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has concluded that the addition of new uses on caneberries and strawberries to the product label of Exirel Insecticide, containing technical grade cyantraniliprole, is acceptable. The specific uses approved in Canada are detailed on the label of Exirel Insecticide, Pest Control Products Act Registration Number 30895.

The evaluation of these cyantraniliprole applications indicated that the end-use product has value and the human health and environmental risks associated with the new uses are acceptable.

Before registering a pesticide for food use in Canada, the PMRA must determine the quantity of residues that are likely to remain in or on the food when the pesticide is used according to label directions and that such residues will not be a concern to human health. This quantity is then legally established as a maximum residue limit (MRL). An MRL applies to the identified raw agricultural food commodity as well as to any processed food product that contains it, except where separate MRLs are specified for the raw agricultural commodity and a processed product made from it.

Consultation on the proposed MRLs for cyantraniliprole is being conducted via this document (see Next Steps). A summary of the field trial data used to support the proposed MRLs can be found in Appendix I.

To comply with Canada’s international trade obligations, consultation on the proposed MRLs is also being conducted internationally by notifying the World Trade Organization, as coordinated by the Canada’s Notification Authority and Enquiry Point.

The proposed MRLs, to be added to the MRLs already established for cyantraniliprole, are as follows.

Table 1 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limits for Cyantraniliprole
Common Name Residue Definition MRL (ppm)Footnote 1 Food Commodity
Footnote 1

ppm = parts per million

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Cyantraniliprole 3-bromo-1-(3-chloro-2-pyridinyl)-N-[4-cyano-2-methyl-6-[(methylamino)carbonyl]phenyl]-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamide 4.0 Caneberries (crop subgroup 13-07A)
1.5 Strawberries

MRLs are proposed for each commodity included in the listed crop groupings in accordance with the Residue Chemistry Crop Groups webpage in the Pesticides section of the Canada.ca website.

MRLs established in Canada may be found using the Maximum Residue Limit Database on the Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides webpage. The database allows users to search for established MRLs, regulated under the Pest Control Products Act, both for pesticides or for food commodities.

International Situation and Trade Implications

MRLs may vary from one country to another for a number of reasons, including differences in pesticide use patterns and the locations of the crop field trials used to generate residue chemistry data.

Table 2 compares the MRLs proposed for cyantraniliprole in Canada with corresponding American tolerances and Codex MRLs.Footnote 1 American tolerances are listed in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, 40 CFR Part 180, by pesticide. Currently, there are no Codex MRLs listed for cyantraniliprole on caneberries and strawberries on the Codex Alimentarius Pesticide Index webpage.

Table 2 - Comparison of Canadian MRLs, American Tolerances and Codex MRLs
Food Commodity Canadian MRL (ppm) American Tolerance (ppm) Codex MRL (ppm)
Strawberries 1.5 1.0 Not established
Caneberries (crop subgroup 13-07A) 4.0 4.0 Not established

Next Steps

The PMRA invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed MRLs for cyantraniliprole up to 75 days from the date of publication of this document. Please forward your comments to Publications. The PMRA will consider all comments received before making a final decision on the proposed MRLs. Comments received will be addressed in a separate document linked to this PMRL. The established MRLs will be legally in effect as of the date that they are entered into the Maximum Residue Limit Database.

Appendix I

Summary of Field Trial Data Used to Support the Proposed Maximum Residue Limits

Residue data for cyantraniliprole in raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries were submitted to support the domestic use of Exirel Insecticide on caneberries (crop subgroup 13-07A) and strawberries.

Maximum Residue Limits

The recommendation for maximum residue limits (MRLs) for cyantraniliprole was based upon the submitted field trial data, and the guidance provided in the OECD MRL Calculator. Table A1 summarizes the residue data used to calculate the proposed MRLs for caneberries (crop subgroup 13-07A) and strawberries.

Table A1 - Summary of Field Trial Data Used to Support the MRLs
Commodity Application Method/ Total Application Rate
(g a.i./ha)Footnote 1
Preharvest Interval (days) Lowest Average Field Trial Residues
(ppm)
Highest Average Field Trial Residues
(ppm)
Footnote 1

g a.i./ha = grams of active ingredient per hectare

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Raspberries and blackberries Foliar directed/ 446 – 464 1 0.56 2.50
Strawberries Foliar/ 442 – 474 1 – 2 0.086 0.84

Following the review of all available data, MRLs as proposed in Table 1 are recommended to cover residues of cyantraniliprole. Residues of cyantraniliprole in these crop commodities at the proposed MRLs will not pose an unacceptable risk to any segment of the population, including infants, children, adults and seniors.

Footnote

Footnote 1

The Codex Alimentarius Commission is an international organization under the auspices of the United Nations that develops international food standards, including MRLs.

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