South Africa Proposes Draft MRL Regulation Amendment
On April 18, South Africa's Department of Health, Food Control Directorate notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its Regulations governing the Maximum Limits for Pesticide Residues that may be present in Foodstuffs, proposing numerous MRL changes for pesticides on various commodities. Comments are due by June 17, 2017.
Changes from this proposal will be entered in the Global MRL Database by April 21, 2017. Please note that due to South Africa’s deferral path for imported commodities, EU or Codex MRLs may display in lieu of national MRLs.