Consultation on azoxystrobin, Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2023-38

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The online consultation is now closed.

Health Canada is consulting the public and seeking your feedback on a proposed maximum residue limit (MRL) increase for azoxystrobin on imported sugar beet roots. An MRL is the highest amount of a specific pesticide residue allowed on a particular food commodity when a pesticide is used according to label directions. This MRL increase is being requested in Canada to align with the United States of America. This is so sugar beet roots, or any processed foods derived from sugar beet roots, can be imported and sold in Canada.


What is the proposed MRL decision

This consultation is on the proposed decision to accept the request to increase the MRL for azoxystrobin from 0.5 ppm to 5.0 ppm on imported sugar beet roots. Results from the scientific evaluation show that the proposed MRL increase for azoxystrobin would continue to meet Health Canada's requirements for the protection of human health. This increased MRL:

How to get involved

This consultation is open for comment from 20 July 2023 to 3 October 2023 (75 calendar days).

To comment on PMRL2023-38:

Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments by 3 October 2023.

Health Canada will consider all comments received before making a final decision on the proposed MRL for azoxystrobin.

View the proposed MRL decision

Related information

Reporting to the people of Canada

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision on azoxystrobin is finalized, the established MRLs will be legally in effect as of the date that they are entered into the MRL database. The MRL database is an online application that allows users to search for established MRLs, regulated under the Pest Control Products Act, for pesticides and food commodities.

If you have any questions, contact the Pest Management Information Service.

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