Have your say
New Zealand Food Safety is inviting public comment on 4 proposed changes to the Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Agricultural Compounds:
- 2 entries for maximum residue levels in Schedule 1 to be amended
- 1 entry for maximum residue levels in Schedule 1 to be deleted
- 1 new entry for a veterinary medicine for which no maximum residue level applies in Schedule 3.
Submissions close at 5pm on 28 October 2022.
Proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice [PDF, 747 KB]
NZL 695 – SPS notification – Proposals to amend the maximum residue levels [PDF, 206 KB]
Current New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice [PDF, 760 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 are set and existing MRLs are adjusted as needed to ensure that residue levels remain as low as practicable without compromising the ability for the agricultural compound to successfully do what is intended. Entries are also set and amended for compounds that do not require MRLs to manage residues in food.
The entries in the Notice for MRLs and compounds for which MRLs do not apply are established for agricultural compounds to support Good Agricultural Practice in New Zealand while ensure risks associated with food safety are effectively managed. MRLs may also be proposed to support the importation of food into New Zealand.
Making a submission
Email your feedback on the consultation document by 5pm on 28 October 2022 to MaximumResidueLevels@mpi.govt.nz
For each compound for which a comment is made, answer the following questions:
- Do you agree or disagree with the proposed addition, amendment, or deletion?
- For compounds listed in Schedule 1, do you agree or disagree with the proposed MRLs?
- For compounds listed in Schedules 2 or 3, do you agree or disagree with the listing or its conditions?
Make sure you include in your submission:
- the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
- your name and title (if applicable)
- your organisation's name (if applicable)
- your address
- the answers to the 3 specific questions for each compound you are commenting on.
While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:
New Zealand Food Safety
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526