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Government Gazette

Vol. 449, No. 24154, 13 December 2002

Regulation Gazette, No.7539

No. R.1542

FOODSTUFFS, COSMETICS AND DISINFECTANTS ACT, 1972 (ACT NO. 54 OF 1972)

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MAXIMUM LIMITS FOR PESTICIDE RESIDUES THAT MAY BE PRESENT IN FOODSTUFFS

The Minister of Health intends, in terms of section 15(1) of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act No. 54 of 1972), to make the regulations in the Schedule.

Interested persons are invited to submit any comments on the proposed regulations or any representations they wish to make in regard thereto to the Director-General: Health, Private Bag X828, Pretoria, 0001 (for the attention of the Director: Food Control), within three months of the date of publication of this notice.

SCHEDULE

  1. In these regulations "the Regulations" means the regulations published under Government Notice No. R. 246 of 11 February 1994, as corrected by Government Notice No. R. 1448 of 26 August 1994, Government Notice No. R. 494 of 8 June 2001 and Government Notice No. R. 525 of 3 May 2002.

    Insertion of new regulation and renumbering of existing regulation

  2. The following regulation is hereby inserted after regulation 3 of the regulations and the existing regulation 4 renumbered regulation 5.

    "4. The standards for the methods of analysis and sampling of pesticide residues in food shall be as laid down in the latest edition of the Codex Alimentarius Standards, Pesticides Residues in Food: Methods of Analysis and Sampling, obtainable from the Department of Health."

  3. The Annexure to the Regulations is hereby amended by the insertion of the following particulars in the correct alphabetical order:

I
Chemical substance

II
Foodstuff
III
Maximum residue limit (mg/kg)
Acetamiprid . Cotton seed
0.02
  Tomatoes
0.20
Alpha-cypermethrin (alpha-cypermethrin, sum jof isomers) Wheat
0.02
Beta-cyfluthrin Canola
0.01
Carbendazim (crbendazim) . Avocadoes
0.01
  Potatoes
0.05
Carbofuran (carbofuran and 3- hydroxy - carbofuran, expressed as carbofuran) . Maize
0.201
Ethoprophos (ethoprophos) Citrus
0.05
Fipronil (fipronil-fat Soluble) Citrus
0.05
  Mangoes
0.05
Florasulam Wheat
0.01
Flumestulam Wheat
0.05
Flusilazole (flusilazole) Apples
0.102
  Pears
0.10
Flutriafol Beans (dry)
0.05
Imidacloprid Grapes
0.05
Indoxacarb Apples
1.00
  Pears
1.00
lodosulforon Barley
0.05
  Wheat
0.05
Lefenuron Tomatoes
0.02
Mesotrione Maize
0.01
Methamdohpos(methamidophos) Canola
0.05
Oxydemeton-methyl (sum of oxydemeton-methyl and its sulphone, expressed as Oxydemeton-methyl) Wheat
0.20

1 Carbofuran: The MRL for maize was 0.1 mglkg

2 Flusilazole: The MRL for apples and pears was 0.05 mglkg. The agricultural practice changed in that a higher dose rate is recommended for the control of diseases in these crops

I
Chemical substance

II
Foodstuff
III
Maximum residue limit (mglkg)
Parathion (parathion) Barley
0.50
  Cruciferae
0.50
  Cactus and spineless pears
0.50
  Castor oil
0.05
  Citrus
0.50
  Onions
0.05
  Sorghum
0.20
  Wheat
0.20
Pyraflufen-ethyl Barley
0.01
  Wheat
0.01
Silthiopham Wheat
0.01
Spinosad [the sum of spinosad Apples
0.01
(spinosyns A and D) and its Citrus
0.05
metabolities spinosyn K, Spinosyn B and N-demethyl spinosyn) . Grapes(table)
0.01
Zoxamide (sum of zoxamide and its acid metabolites, RH-1452 and RH1455) . Potatoes
0.05

(2) the substituton of -

" pickley pears"' to cactus and spineless pears" in column II next to parathion in column I

MS TSHABALALA-MSIMANG
Minister of Health

 

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