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