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This instrument amends Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to set new and varied maximum residue limits and make changes to certain residue definitions, commodities and substances.
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Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation Act 2003 s 54(1)
Registered 13 Oct 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Oct-2021
Tabled Senate18-Oct-2021

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Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Code

Schedule 20 — Maximum residue limits Variation Instrument No. APVMA 6, 2021

 

 

 

I, Sheila Logan, delegate of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, acting in accordance with my powers under subsection 11(1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992, make this instrument for the purposes of subsection 82(1) of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Logan

Delegate of the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

 

 

 

Dated this Thirteenth day of October 2021


 

Part 1                 Preliminary

1                Name of instrument

                  This instrument is the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Schedule 20 - Maximum residue limits Variation Instrument No. APVMA 6, 2021(Amendment Instrument).

2                Commencement

                  In accordance with subsection 82(8) of the Food Standards Australia New
Zealand Act 1991
, this instrument commences on the day it is published in the Gazette.

Note:              A copy of the variations made by the Amendment Instrument was published in the Commonwealth of Australia Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Gazette.

3                Object

                  The object of this instrument is for the APVMA to make variations to Schedule 20 - Maximum residue limits in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to include or change maximum residue limits
pertaining to agricultural and veterinary chemical products. 

4                Interpretation

                  In this instrument:

                  APVMA means the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines
Authority established by section 6 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992; and

                  Principal Instrument means Schedule 20 - Maximum residue limits
in the Australia New Zealand Food Standard Code as defined in Section 4 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 being the Code published in Gazette No. P 27 on 27 August 1987 together with any amendments of the standards in that Code. Schedule 20 was published in the Food Standards Gazette FSC 96 on Thursday 10 April 2015 and was registered as a legislative instrument on 1 April 2015 (F2015L00468).

Part 2                 Variations to Schedule 20
Maximum Residue Limits

 

5                Variations to Schedule 20

                  The Schedule to this instrument sets out the variations made to the Principal Instrument by this instrument. 


 Schedule

Variations to Schedule 20 Maximum residue limits

 

[1]           The table to section S203 in Schedule 20 is varied by

[1.1]      inserting in alphabetical order

Agvet chemical:  Fluazaindolizine

Permitted residue:  Fluazaindolizine

All other foods except animal food commodities

0.1

Edible offal (mammalian)

*0.01

Eggs

*0.01

Fruiting vegetables, cucurbits

0.2

Fruiting vegetables, other than cucurbits

0.2

Galangal, rhizomes

0.3

Meat (mammalian)

*0.01

Milks

*0.01

Poultry, edible offal of

*0.01

Poultry meat

*0.01

Root and tuber vegetables

0.3

 

[1.2]      omitting from each of the following chemicals, the foods and associated MRLs

Agvet chemical:  Benzyladenine

Permitted residue:  Benzyladenine

Pistachio nut

T*0.05

 

Agvet chemical:  Metamitron

Permitted residue: Metamitron

Apple

0.01

 

Agvet chemical:  Pydiflumetofen

Permitted residue:  Pydiflumetofen

Meat (mammalian)

*0.01


 

[1.3]      inserting for each of the following chemicals the foods and associated MRLs in alphabetical order

Agvet chemical:  Benzyladenine

Permitted residue:  Benzyladenine

All other foods except animal food commodities

0.01

Walnut

T*0.005

 

Agvet chemical:  Metamitron

Permitted residue: Metamitron

Pome fruits

0.01

 

Agvet chemical:  Pydiflumetofen

Permitted residue:  Pydiflumetofen

Meat (mammalian) (in the fat)

0.02

 

Agvet chemical:  Pyroxasulfone

Permitted residue—commodities of plant origin:  Sum of pyroxasulfone and (5-difluoromethoxy-1-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)methanesulfonic acid, expressed as pyroxasulfone

Permitted residue—commodities of animal origin:  5-Difluoromethoxy-1-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid, expressed as pyroxasulfone

All other foods except animal food commodities

0.01

Safflower seed

T*0.01

 

[1.4]      omitting for each of the following chemicals, the maximum residue limit for the food and substituting

Agvet chemical:  Pydiflumetofen

Permitted residue:  Pydiflumetofen

Edible offal (mammalian)

0.02

Pulses

0.4