Consultation on tolfenpyrad, Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2023-40
Current status: Open
Opened on 15 August 2023 and will close for consultation on 29 October 2023
Health Canada is consulting the public and seeking your feedback on proposed maximum residue limit (MRL) increases for tolfenpyrad on imported arugula, garden cress and upland cress; MRL decreases for tolfenpyrad on imported citrus oil and citrus fruits; and new MRLs on other various imported food commodities. 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. These new and revised MRLs are being requested in Canada to align with the United States of America. This is so these various food commodities, or any processed foods derived from these food commodities, can be imported and sold in Canada.
- Tolfenpyrad is an insecticide not currently registered for use in Canada, and as such there are no associated Canadian labels or uses.
- Food commodities treated with tolfenpyrad were first allowed for importation into Canada in 2016.
What is the proposed MRL decision
- This consultation is on the proposed decision to accept the requests to:
- Increase the MRLs for tolfenpyrad from 30 ppm to 40 ppm on imported arugula, garden cress and upland cress;
- Decrease the MRLs for tolfenpyrad from 70 ppm to 30 ppm on imported citrus oil, and 1.5 ppm to 0.8 ppm on imported citrus fruits (crop group 10 revised); and
- Add new MRLs on various imported food commodities.
- Results from the scientific evaluation show that the proposed new and revised MRLs for tolfenpyrad would continue to meet Health Canada's requirements for the protection of human health.
How to get involved
This consultation is open for comment from 15 August 2023 to 29 October 2023 (75 calendar days).
To comment on PMRL2023-40:
- Step 1: Open "View the proposed MRL decision" to access the document.
- Step 2: Submit comments to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Publications Section
Please be sure to include the title of the consultation document on which you are commenting. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments by 29 October 2023.
Health Canada will consider all comments received before making a final decision on the proposed MRLs for tolfenpyrad.View the proposed MRL decision
Reporting to the people of Canada
Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision on tolfenpyrad 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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