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The MRL values listed below apply to grapes, unless otherwise stated.

alpha-cypermethrin

Product group: Insecticide
Registered products: 'Alpha Duo 100, Alpha Duo 100 EC, Alpha Duop 100, Alpha Forte 250 SC, Alpha-Cyp 100 Duo, Alpha-Cyper 100 EC, Alpha-Cypermethrin 100, Alpha-Cypermethrin 100 EC, Alpha-Scud Elite, Astound Duo, Dictate Duo 100, Dominex Duo, Fastac Duo, Ken-Tac 100, Mascot Duo, Unitox 100EC

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina 0.2

Comments:

No Argentine MRL has been established. This is a Codex MRL which is acceptable, provided that the Argentine authorities do not consider there to be an unacceptable risk from the residue.
03/11/2009 07/03/2018
Australia 2

MRL Notes:

The residue is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
08/01/2016 11/07/2018
Brazil

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
19/07/2011 14/03/2018
Canada 0.5   17/06/2011 14/03/2018
Chile 0.2

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for cypermethrin.
09/10/2009 14/03/2018
China 0.2   27/10/2009 11/07/2018
Codex 0.2

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
European Union Member Countries 0.5

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
Fiji 0.2

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
20/07/2011 14/03/2018
Hong Kong 0.2

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
27/10/2009 11/07/2018
India

MRL Notes:

No MRL is established, but the Codex MRL (0.2 mg/kg) may be recognised.
14/10/2009 11/07/2018
Indonesia 0.2   31/08/2015 11/07/2018
Israel 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for cypermethrin, which includes alpha-cypermethrin.
05/05/2010 14/03/2018
Japan 2

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for cypermethrin.
07/04/2010 11/07/2018
Korea (Republic of) 0.5

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for cypermethrin, which includes alpha-cypermethrin.
08/04/2010 11/07/2018
LCBO 0.1

Comments:

The MRL applies to wine.
05/02/2013 14/03/2018
Malaysia 2

Comments:

The MRL is for fruit and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
22/06/2011 11/07/2018
New Zealand 0.2

Comments:

Under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition legislation the Australian MRL of 2 mg/kg will be recognised in New Zealand for imports from Australia.
18/05/2012 14/03/2018
Norway 0.5

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers, expressed as cypermethrin.
01/11/2009 14/03/2018
Philippines 0.2

Comments:

This is the Codex MRL, applicable when no MRL has been established.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
13/10/2009 11/07/2018
Russia 0.5

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for cypermethrin, which includes alpha-cypermethrin.
12/05/2016 14/03/2018
Singapore 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the sum of isomers of cypermethrin.
02/11/2009 11/07/2018
South Africa 0.05

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
14/10/2009 14/03/2018
Switzerland

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
Taiwan 2

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and other small fruit and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

the MRL is for the sum of cypermethrin and alpha cypermethrin.
21/06/2013 11/07/2018
Thailand 0.02

Comments:

The MRL is for fruit and applies to grapes.
29/06/2016 11/07/2018
Turkey 0.5

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of all isomers of cypermethrin, expressed as cypermethrin.
01/11/2009 14/03/2018
United States of America

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
17/06/2011 11/07/2018
Vietnam 0.2   03/11/2009 11/07/2018

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