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

fipronil

Product group: Insecticide
Registered products: 'Albatross 200SC, Amulet Cue-Lure, Regal 800, Regent 200SC

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina 0.01   12/06/2012 09/03/2018
Australia 0.01

Comments:

The MRL applies specifically to wine grapes and is at or about the limit of detection. The MRL for table grapes is temporary and at 0.01 mg/kg.

MRL Notes:

The residue is for the combined residue of fipronil, the sulphenyl metabolite (5-amino-1-[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(trifluoromethyl)sulphenyl]-1H-pyrazole-3-carbonitrile), the sulphonyl metabolite (5-amino-1-[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(trifluoromethyl)sulphonyl]-1H-pyrazole-3-carbonitrile) and the trifluoromethyl metabolite (5-amino-4-trifluoromethyl-1-[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-1H-pyrazole-3-carbonitrile).
18/09/2009 11/07/2018
Brazil

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
19/07/2011 09/03/2018
Canada 0.1

Comments:

This is a default value as no Canadian MRL has been established.
27/04/2010 09/03/2018
Chile 0.005   09/03/2018 09/03/2018
China 0.02

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.
09/03/2018 11/07/2018
Codex

Comments:

No Codex MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
European Union Member Countries 0.005

Comments:

The MRL is at the lower limit of analytical determination.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of fipronil and its sulfone metabolite (MB46136), expressed as fipronil.
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
Fiji

Comments:

No Codex MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
27/10/2009 09/03/2018
Hong Kong

Comments:

No MRL is listed, and therefore the Hong Kong Authorities recommend that residues be avoided.
27/10/2009 11/07/2018
India

MRL Notes:

No MRL is established, but an MRL of 0.01 mg/kg was proposed in 2017.
18/02/2016 11/07/2018
Indonesia

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
12/10/2009 11/07/2018
Israel

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
05/05/2010 09/03/2018
Japan 0.01

Comments:

This is the default MRL, applicable when no MRL has been established.
07/04/2010 11/07/2018
Korea (Republic of)

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
29/06/2016 11/07/2018
LCBO 0.1

Comments:

The MRL applies to wine.
27/10/2009 09/03/2018
Malaysia 0.01

Comments:

This is a default value as no Malaysian or Codex MRL has been established.
29/04/2010 11/07/2018
New Zealand 0.1

Comments:

The MRL is a default value as no New Zealand MRL has been established.
09/04/2010 09/03/2018
Norway 0.005

Comments:

The MRL is at or near the limit of analytical determination.
01/11/2009 09/03/2018
Philippines

Comments:

No Codex MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
13/10/2009 11/07/2018
Russia

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
14/10/2009 09/03/2018
Singapore

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
02/11/2009 11/07/2018
South Africa 0.005

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore a default MRL of 0.01 mg/kg applies.
29/06/2016 09/03/2018
Switzerland 0.005

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for fipronil.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
Taiwan 0.001

Comments:

The MRL is for fruit and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is at the limit of analytical determination
22/06/2011 11/07/2018
Thailand 0.005

Comments:

The MRL is for fruit and applies to grapes.
09/03/2018 11/07/2018
Turkey 0.005   29/06/2016 09/03/2018
United States of America

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
09/12/2009 11/07/2018
Vietnam

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
03/11/2009 09/03/2018

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