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

paraquat

Product group: Herbicide
Registered products: Explode 250, Gramoxone 250, Nuquat 250, Para-Ken 250, Paraquat 250, Paraquat 250 (4 Farmers), Paraquat 250 (Chem Ag), Paraquat 250 (Rygel), Paraquat 250 (Titan AG), Paraquat 250 SL, Paraquat 250SL, Shirquat 250, Sprayquat 250, Spraytop 250SL, Uniquat 250 (UPL)

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina 0.05

MRL Notes:

The residue of paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation.
10/02/2016 10/02/2016
Australia 0.05

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation. The MRL for paraquat has been set "at or about" the limit of analytical quantitation.
07/03/2018 11/07/2018
Brazil 0.01   07/03/2018 10/02/2016
Canada 0.05   17/06/2011 01/02/2016
Chile 0.01   09/10/2009 15/02/2016
China 0.01

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is at the limit of analytical determination.
01/02/2016 11/07/2018
Codex 0.01

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation. The MRL is at the limit of analytical determination.
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
European Union Member Countries 0.02

Comments:

The MRL is at the limit of analytical determination.
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
Fiji 0.01

Comments:

The MRL is at or near the limits of analytical determination.

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation.
27/10/2009 16/02/2016
Hong Kong 0.01

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.The MRL is at or near the limits of analytical determination.

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation.
27/10/2009 11/07/2018
India 0.05

Comments:

The MRL is for fruit and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation.
14/10/2009 11/07/2018
Indonesia 0.01

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.
12/10/2009 11/07/2018
Israel 0.01

Comments:

This is the Codex MRL as no Israeli MRL has been established.
07/03/2018 30/06/2016
Japan 0.05   07/04/2010 11/07/2018
Korea (Republic of) 0.01

Comments:

This is the Codex MRL as no Korean MRL has been established for grapes.

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation.
16/08/2016 11/07/2018
LCBO 0.1

Comments:

The MRL applies to wine.
27/10/2009 01/02/2016
Malaysia 0.01

Comments:

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

MRL Notes:

The MRL is at the limit of analytical determination.
29/04/2010 11/07/2018
New Zealand 0.05

Comments:

The MRL is at the limit of detection.
09/04/2010 08/01/2016
Norway 0.02

Comments:

The MRL is at or near the limit of analytical determination.
01/11/2009 30/06/2016
Philippines 0.01

Comments:

Paraquat is restricted for Institutional Use Only. Approval of use will be based on strict compliance by the imported / end-user of the requirements act for its use.
07/03/2018 11/07/2018
Russia 0.01   04/11/2014 12/05/2016
Singapore 0.05

Comments:

The MRL is for fruit and applies to grapes.
02/11/2009 11/07/2018
South Africa 0.02

Comments:

The MRL is at or near the lower limit of analytical determination.
07/03/2018 29/06/2016
Switzerland 0.02

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for paraquat.
19/06/2012 02/02/2016
Taiwan 0.01   22/06/2011 11/07/2018
Thailand 0.01

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation.
09/10/2009 11/07/2018
Turkey 0.01

Comments:

The MRL is at the lower limit of analytical determination.
07/03/2018 30/06/2016
United States of America 0.05

MRL Notes:

The residue is determined as the paraquat cation.
09/12/2009 11/07/2018
Vietnam 0.01

Comments:

The MRL is at or near the limits of analytical determination. This is the Codex MRL as no Vietnamese MRL has been established.

MRL Notes:

The residue for paraquat is determined as the paraquat cation.
03/11/2009 11/07/2018

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