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ANVISA proposes to update methodologies on agrochemical residues 


Risk assessment

On April 8, 2021, the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) opened a public consultation on the criteria for conducting Pesticide Residue Studies and for the establishment of Maximum Residue Limits (MRL). The proposal intends to adopt the most recent opinion from the international scenario to the national territory, ensuring a continuous improvement in the quality of pesticide residue’ evaluation. 

The main keys can be summarized as follow: 

  • Increases the number of field trials from 4 to 8, with the possibility that half of the trials come from other countries (decreases calculation uncertainty) 

  • Use of the principle of proportionality to extrapolate the result of studies for the MLR establishment 

  • Turns mandatory the studies’ data be registered on ANVISA’s data bank for inclusion or change into MLR 

  • Define criteria for inclusion on monographs the conformities for MLR and risk assessment 

  • Adopts international homogenization tools  

  • Establish the standard MLR of ≤ 0,01 mg/kg in case of new substances and farming crops 

The interested public can send contributions from April 15, 2021, to June 16, 2021, using this form

Further information is available on ANVISA’s webpage.  

Last update: 2021-04-03