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

methomyl

Product group: Insecticide
Registered products: Electra 225, Lannate L, Marlin, Methomyl 225, Methomyl 225 (Imtrade)

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina 0.3

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.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
17/05/2010 09/03/2018
Australia 2   18/09/2009 11/07/2018
Brazil 0.3

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
Canada 0.01   27/04/2010 09/03/2018
Chile 0.3   09/10/2009 09/03/2018
China 0.2

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.
09/03/2018 11/07/2018
Codex 0.3

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
European Union Member Countries 0.01

Comments:

This MRL is at the lower limit of analytical determination.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
01/11/2016 11/07/2018
Fiji 0.3

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
17/05/2010 09/03/2018
Hong Kong 0.3

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
17/05/2010 11/07/2018
India 0.3

Comments:

No MRL is established for methomyl, but an MRL of 0.3 mg/kg was proposed in 2017. The Codex MRL (0.3 mg/kg) may be recognised. The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
09/03/2018 11/07/2018
Indonesia 0.3   31/08/2015 11/07/2018
Israel 0.3   09/03/2018 09/03/2018
Japan 5

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residues of methomyl, methomyloxime and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
07/04/2010 11/07/2018
Korea (Republic of) 1   11/07/2018 11/07/2018
LCBO 0.1

Comments:

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

Comments:

Residues of Methomyl are banned in food in Malaysia.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
09/03/2018 11/07/2018
New Zealand 0.5

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.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
09/04/2010 09/03/2018
Norway 0.01

Comments:

An MRL of 0.05 mg/kg applies specifically to table grapes. This MRL is at or near the limit of analytical determination.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
Philippines 0.3

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
17/05/2010 11/07/2018
Russia 0.3   12/05/2016 09/03/2018
Singapore 2   02/11/2009 11/07/2018
South Africa 0.3

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
29/06/2016 09/03/2018
Switzerland 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
Taiwan 2

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.
02/11/2009 11/07/2018
Thailand 0.3

Comments:

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

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of methomyl and thiodicarb, expressed as methomyl.
04/11/2014 11/07/2018
Turkey 0.5   20/07/2012 09/03/2018
United States of America

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
09/03/2018 11/07/2018
Vietnam 0.3   29/06/2016 11/07/2018

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