Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods

Article 1
The Standards are prescribed in accordance with the provisions of the second paragraph of Article 15 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.
Article 2
Both the maximum residue limits referred in the Standards and the actually examined residues of pesticides are calculated on the basis of the weights of the produces in the forms on market.
The examination of pesticide residues shall include the pesticide itself and its metabolites.
Article 3
The pesticide residues in foods except animal products shall meet the Standards for the Pesticides Residue Limits in foods Table and Extraneous Residue Limits Table, as Appendix Table 1 and Table 2. Pesticides not listed in the Table shall not be detected.
  • Appendix Table 1 Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.pdf
  • Appendix Table 2 Extraneous Residue Limits.pdf
Article 4
Pesticides listed in the Appendix Table 3 are highly safe, it is not necessary to set the maximum residue limits and examine their residues.
  • Appendix Table 3 List of Pesticide MRLs Omitted.pdf
Article 5
No residue shall be detected for the pesticides prohibited for use by the agriculture authority, unless other regulations apply. The names of such pesticides are listed in the Appendix Table 4.
  • Appendix Table 4 Pesticides Prohibited for Use.pdf
Article 6
The classification of crops referred in the Standards for pesticide residue limits in foods Table are listed in the Appendix Table 5.
  • Appendix Table 5 Classification of Crops for the Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.pdf
Article 7
The Standards shall be implemented from the date of promulgation.
The Standards amended on 29th March2024shall be implemented on 1st April2024of this Act.