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STC Number - 178
Revision of standards and specifications for food and additives
First date raised:
, paras. 45-46
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised:
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations; 2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
Primary subject keyword:
Food safety; Human health; International Standards / Harmonization
Date reported as resolved:
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China expressed concerns over Japan's maximum residue levels (MRLs) for several pesticide residues, in particular MRLs for chlorpyrifos. The limits for chlorpyrifos in spinach and other products were not science-based.
Japan noted that answers to questions raised by China had been provided through the Japanese Embassy in China. With regards to the MRL for spinach, this product was not included in the notification. The MRL for the 15 pesticides were based on toxicological risk assessments including residue data and were no more stringent than Codex standards.
In February 2005, Japan reported that it had not received any objections from China since providing responses to China's concerns in October 2003 and participating in the Japan-China bilateral consultations in December 2004.
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