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

paraffinic oil

Product group: Insecticide
Registered products: Bioclear, BioPest, Trump Spray Oil

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina   03/11/2009 05/07/2019
Australia 0   18/09/2009 03/07/2019


No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
03/11/2009 05/07/2019
Canada 0.1


This is a default value as no Canadian MRL has been established.
27/04/2010 05/07/2019
Chile   09/10/2009 05/07/2019
China   27/10/2009 03/07/2019
Codex   07/10/2009 05/07/2019
European Union Member Countries 0.01


The MRL for paraffinic oil is at the lower limit of analytical determination.
07/10/2009 05/07/2019
Fiji   27/10/2009 09/03/2018
Hong Kong   27/10/2009 05/07/2019
India   14/10/2009 05/07/2019
Indonesia   12/10/2009 05/07/2019
Israel   05/05/2010 05/07/2019


The Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare has designated paraffin as a substance that has no potential to cause damage to human health, and therefore it does not require an MRL.
07/04/2010 04/07/2019
Korea (Republic of)   08/04/2010 05/07/2019
LCBO   27/10/2009 05/07/2019
Malaysia 0.01


This is a default value as no Malaysian or Codex MRL has been established.
04/11/2014 05/07/2019
New Zealand   09/04/2010 05/07/2019
Norway 0.01   09/03/2018 05/07/2019
Philippines   13/10/2009 05/07/2019
Russia   14/10/2009 05/07/2019
Singapore   02/11/2009 05/07/2019
South Africa 0.01


No MRL is listed, therefore a default MRL of 0.01 mg/kg applies.
14/10/2009 09/03/2018
Switzerland   29/10/2009 09/03/2018


In Taiwan it is not considered necessary to set an MRL for petroleum (paraffinic) oil.
02/11/2009 05/07/2019
Thailand   09/10/2009 05/07/2019
Turkey   29/07/2011 09/03/2018
United States of America


Petroleum (paraffinic) oil is exempt from the requirement of an MRL when used in accordance with good agricultural practice, unless it is applied to a crop at the time of, or after, harvest.
09/12/2009 05/07/2019
Vietnam   03/11/2009 05/07/2019

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