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Canada Establishes Max Residue Limits for Chlormequat Chloride

Earlier this month Health Canada PMRA (Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency) issued maximum residue limits for Chlormequat Chloride PMRL 2020-38.  The regulation summarizes several points including the addition of oat bran and barley bran to the list of livestock commodities.  The proposed maximum residue limits for plant and animal products are set forth at various levels in parts per million.  Chlormequat chloride is an organic chloride salt used at a pest plant growth retardant to produce food plants with thicker stalks which is particularly important for the cereal crops. It is considered a probable human carcinogen by the US EPA. The Canadian regulation became effective on March 4.

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Posted on 22 March 2021