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

phosphorous acid

Product group: Fungicide
Registered products: Agri-Fos 600, ChemPhos 400, Country Phospot 400, Country Phospot 400 pH 7.2, Country Phospot 600, Dominator 600, Fungacid 600, Fungi-Fos 400, Fungi-Fos 400 pH 7.2, Grow-Phos 600, Phos Phyt 400, Sprayphos 400, Sprayphos 600, Sprayphos 620, Throw Down, Throw Down 600

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina 20

MRL Notes:

The residue is determined as fosetyl-al.
10/02/2016 09/03/2018
Australia 200   03/06/2019 03/06/2019
Brazil 6   02/09/2015 09/03/2018
Canada

Comments:

Phosphorous acid and its ammonium, sodium and potassium salts are exempt from the requirement of an MRL when used in accordance with good agricultural practice.
11/03/2014 09/03/2018
Chile

Comments:

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

MRL Notes:

The MRL is temporary. This MRL is based on the residue tolerance for Fosetyl-aluminium for which the residue definition is the sum of Ethylphosphonic acid, phosphoric acid and its phosphate, expressed as Ethylphosphonic acid.
11/03/2014 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 100

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of fosetyl and phosphorous acid, and their salts, expressed as fosetyl.
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 10   04/11/2014 11/07/2018
India 10

MRL Notes:

The MRL of 10 mg/kg is for Fosetyl-Al, measured as the phosphonate anion, which is the breakdown product of phosphorous acid.
13/09/2011 11/07/2018
Indonesia

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
12/10/2009 11/07/2018
Israel 5   15/06/2012 09/03/2018
Japan 70

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the sum of residues of fosetyl and phosphorous acid, calculated as fosetyl. In determining whether there is a violation Japan’s Food Sanitation Law in the event of residues exceeding 70 mg/kg, investigations will be conducted to determine whether the residues have arisen as the result of use of agricultural chemicals or fertilizers.
07/04/2010 11/07/2018
Korea (Republic of) 25   16/08/2016 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

Comments:

Phosphorous acid is exempt from the requirement of an MRL when directly used as an agricultural compound, and a representative of the use of fosetyl aluminium as an agricultural compound.
09/04/2010 09/03/2018
Norway 100

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for phosphonic acid.
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 0.8

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.

MRL Notes:

Measured as phosphonate residue of fosetyl Al
14/09/2011 09/03/2018
Singapore

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
02/11/2009 11/07/2018
South Africa 25   29/06/2016 09/03/2018
Switzerland 100

Comments:

The MRL is for wine.
29/10/2010 02/02/2016
Taiwan 20

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.
21/06/2013 11/07/2018
Thailand

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
09/10/2009 11/07/2018
Turkey 100   20/07/2012 30/06/2016
United States of America

Comments:

Phosphorous acid and its ammonium, sodium and potassium salts are exempt from the requirement of an MRL when used in accordance with good agricultural practice.
09/12/2009 11/07/2018
Vietnam

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted.
03/11/2009 11/07/2018

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