Pesticide Residues in Food and Feed

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118 Cypermethrins (including alpha- and zeta- cypermethrin)

Functional Class
  1. Insecticide
Maximum Residue Limits for Cypermethrins (including alpha- and zeta- cypermethrin)
Commodity MRL Year of Adoption Symbols Note
Onion, Bulb 0.01 mg/Kg 2009 (*)
Eggs 0.01 mg/Kg 2012 (*)
Root and tuber vegetables 0.01 mg/Kg 2009 (*) Except sugar beet
Egg plant 0.03 mg/Kg 2009
Leek 0.05 mg/Kg 2009
Milks 0.05 mg/Kg 2009 The MRL accommodates external animal treatment.
Pulses 0.05 mg/Kg 2009 (*)
Coffee beans 0.05 mg/Kg 2009 (*)
Poultry, Edible offal of 0.05 mg/Kg 2012 (*)
Tree nuts 0.05 mg/Kg 2012 (*) a,Z
Olives 0.05 mg/Kg 2009 (*)
Edible offal (mammalian) 0.05 mg/Kg 2009 (*) The MRL accommodates external animal treatment.
Sweet corn (corn-on-the-cob) 0.05 mg/Kg 2009 (*)
Strawberry 0.07 mg/Kg 2009
Fruiting vegetables, Cucurbits 0.07 mg/Kg 2009
Poultry fats 0.1 mg/Kg 2012
Poultry meat 0.1 mg/Kg 2012 (fat)
Peppers, Sweet (including pimento or pimiento) 0.1 mg/Kg 2009
Artichoke, Globe 0.1 mg/Kg 2009
Oilseed 0.1 mg/Kg 2009
Sugar beet 0.1 mg/Kg 2009
Grapes 0.2 mg/Kg 2009
Spices, Roots and Rhizomes 0.2 mg/Kg 2005
Sugar cane 0.2 mg/Kg 2009
Tomato 0.2 mg/Kg 2009
Carambola 0.2 mg/Kg 2009
Cereal grains 0.3 mg/Kg 2010 Acz Except rice barley, oats, rye and wheat.
Citrus fruits 0.3 mg/Kg 2013 a,Z (excluding shaddocks or pomelos and kumquats)
Asparagus 0.4 mg/Kg 2012 a,C
Shaddocks or pomelos 0.5 mg/Kg 2012 a,C,z
Dried grapes (=currants, raisins and sultanas) 0.5 mg/Kg 2009
Papaya 0.5 mg/Kg 2009
Olive oil, Refined 0.5 mg/Kg 2009
Olive oil, Virgin 0.5 mg/Kg 2009
Okra 0.5 mg/Kg 2009
Spices, Fruits and Berries 0.5 mg/Kg 2011
Milk fats 0.5 mg/Kg 2009
Leafy vegetables 0.7 mg/Kg 2009
Pome fruits 0.7 mg/Kg 2009
Legume vegetables 0.7 mg/Kg 2009
Mango 0.7 mg/Kg 2009
Longan 1 mg/Kg 2009
Brassica (Cole or Cabbage) Vegetables, Head Cabbage, Flowerhead Brassicas 1 mg/Kg 2009
Durian 1 mg/Kg 2009
Rice 2 mg/Kg 2009
Peppers Chili 2 mg/Kg 2009
Meat (from mammals other than marine mammals) 2 mg/Kg 2009 (fat) The MRL accommodates external animal treatment.
Pea hay or pea fodder (dry) 2 mg/Kg 2009
Oats 2 mg/Kg 2010 Po C
Rye 2 mg/Kg 2010 Po C
Stone fruits 2 mg/Kg 2009
Litchi 2 mg/Kg 2009
Bean fodder 2 mg/Kg 2009
Barley 2 mg/Kg 2010 Po C
Wheat 2 mg/Kg 2010 Po C
Wheat bran, Unprocessed 5 mg/Kg 2010 PoP C
Straw and fodder (dry) of cereal grains 10 mg/Kg 2009
Peppers Chili, dried 10 mg/Kg 2009
Tea, Green, Black (black, fermented and dried) 15 mg/Kg 2012 C
Alfalfa fodder 30 mg/Kg 2009
(*)

At or about the limit of determination.

(fat)

(for meat) The MRL/EMRL applies to the fat of meat.

Po

The MRL accommodates post-harvest treatment of the commodity.

PoP

(for processed foods) The MRL accommodates post-harvest treatment of the primary food commodity.


Other information
JMPR-related information

ADI/PTDI 0-0.02 mg/kg body weight 2011
Residue definition Definition of the residue (for compliance with the MRL and for estimation of dietary intake) for plant and animal commodities: cypermethrin (sum of isomers). The residue is fat soluble.

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