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

metalaxyl + copper oxychloride

Product group: Fungicide
Registered products: Axiom Plus, Copper Plus, Medley Plus, Zeemil Plus

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina 1 + 10

Comments:

The MRL for copper oxychloride is for copper residues in grapes. Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
03/11/2009 05/07/2019
Australia 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
18/09/2009 03/07/2019
Brazil 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
03/11/2009 05/07/2019
Canada 2 + 1

Comments:

MRL for raisins is 2 for metalaxyl. The MRL for copper compounds is 50 mg/kg for fresh fruit.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for metalaxyl is for combined residue of metalaxyl and its metabolites containing the 2,6-dimethylaniline moiety. The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
30/03/2015 05/07/2019
Chile 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
09/10/2009 05/07/2019
China 1 + 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated for copper.
27/10/2009 03/07/2019
Codex 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
07/10/2009 05/07/2019
European Union Member Countries 1 + 50

Comments:

An MRL of 2 mg/kg for metalaxyl applies specifically to table grapes. The MRL for copper oxychloride is for copper residues in grapes. Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for metalaxyl is for the combined residue of the constituent isomers of metalaxyl. The MRL for copper is for the combined residues of copper compounds, expressed as copper.
07/10/2009 05/07/2019
Fiji 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
27/10/2009 14/03/2018
Hong Kong 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
27/10/2009 05/07/2019
India - + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.

MRL Notes:

No MRL is established for metalaxyl, but the Codex MRL (1 mg/kg) may be recognised.
18/02/2016 05/07/2019
Indonesia 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
12/10/2009 05/07/2019
Israel 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
05/05/2010 05/07/2019
Japan 1 + -

Comments:

The Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare has designated copper as a substance that has no potential to cause damage to human health, and therefore it does not require an MRL. Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for metalaxyl is for the sum of residues of metalaxyl and metalaxyl - M.
07/04/2010 04/07/2019
Korea (Republic of) 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
08/04/2010 05/07/2019
LCBO 0.1 + 1

Comments:

These MRLs apply to wine.
27/10/2009 05/07/2019
Malaysia 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
29/04/2010 05/07/2019
New Zealand 2 + -

MRL Notes:

The MRL for metalaxyl is for the sum of isomers of metalaxyl.
09/04/2010 05/07/2019
Norway 1 + 1

Comments:

An MRL for metalaxyl of 2 mg/kg applies specifically to table grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
01/11/2009 05/07/2019
Philippines 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
13/10/2009 05/07/2019
Russia 2 + 5   12/05/2016 05/07/2019
Singapore 1 + 7

MRL Notes:

The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
02/11/2009 05/07/2019
South Africa 1.5 + 50

Comments:

The MRL for copper oxychloride is for copper residues in grapes. Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for copper oxychloride is for the combined residues of copper compounds, expressed as copper.
14/10/2009 14/03/2018
Switzerland 1 + 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this Metalaxyl. The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
Taiwan 2 + -

Comments:

In Taiwan it is not considered necessary to set an MRL for copper oxychloride. Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
02/11/2009 05/07/2019
Thailand 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
09/10/2009 05/07/2019
Turkey 1 + -

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing copper are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for metalaxyl is for the combined residue of the constituent isomers of metalaxyl.
01/11/2009 14/03/2018
United States of America 2 + 0.5

Comments:

In fresh grapes, copper oxychloride is exempt from the requirement of an MRL when used in accordance with good agricultural practice.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for metalaxyl is for the combined residue of metalaxyl, its metabolites containing the 2,6-dimethylaniline moiety, and N-(2-hydroxy methyl-6-methylphenyl)-N-(methoxyacetyl)-alanine methyl ester, expressed as metalaxyl equivalents. The MRL for copper oxychloride is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
09/12/2009 05/07/2019
Vietnam 1 + -

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
03/11/2009 05/07/2019

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