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India’s FSSAI drafts pesticide MRL changes

The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed amending its regulations regarding the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for certain pesticides used in connection with food and food products.

Recently published in The Gazette of India, the draft “Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulation related to MRL of pesticide” proposes to add 219 additional pesticides to its list of restricted substances. The draft Amendment also includes recommended MRLs for each of the newly listed pesticides.

The FSSAI’s draft Amendment Regulation as published in The Gazette of India is available through the India Environmental Portal.

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