Have your say
This consultation period includes 19 proposals for the following changes to the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice:
- 16 for new or amended maximum residue levels in Schedule 1
- 2 new amendments to be added to Schedule 3 (veterinary medicines)
- an administrative amendment being proposed to change the titles of Schedules 2 and 3.
New Zealand Food Safety is inviting public comment on the changes proposed to the Food Notice. Submissions close at 5pm on 11 June 2021.
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice [PDF, 826 KB]
NZL 647 - SPS notification [PDF, 216 KB]
Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are the maximum legal levels for residues of agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines in food for sale in New Zealand. As new products and uses are registered, new MRLs and MRL exemptions are set, and existing MRLs and MRL exemptions are adjusted as needed, to ensure that residue levels remain as low as practicable without compromising the ability for the chemical to successfully do what is intended.
MRLs and MRL exemptions are established for agricultural compounds to support Good Agricultural Practice in New Zealand while ensuring risks associated with food safety are effectively managed. MRLs may also be proposed to support the importation of food into New Zealand.
Making your submission
New Zealand Food Safety is inviting public comment on the changes proposed to the Food Notice. For each compound for which a comment is made, answer the following questions:
- On balance, do you oppose any of commodity MRLs or exemptions proposed for this compound?
- Do you oppose a MRL or exemption being set at all for this compound or for a commodity? If so, why do you oppose it?
- If a MRL or exemption is to be set for this compound for the commodity, do you disagree with the levels or conditions proposed? If so, why do you disagree?
Send us your feedback by 5pm on 11 June 2021.
Email your submission to MaximumResidueLevels@mpi.govt.nz
While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:
New Zealand Food Safety
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
What to include
Make sure you tell us in your submission:
- the title of the consultation document
- your name and title
- your organisation's name (if applicable)
- your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email)
- the answers to the questions posed above for each compound you are commenting on.
Submissions are public information
Note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA.
Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as information being commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. MPI will take such indications into account when determining whether or not to release the information. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.