On July 15, the Thai FDA issues its revised pesticide residues monitoring measures on fresh produce that will be implemented on August 1, 2020. The revised monitoring measures will supersede any previous measures they officially published on the Thai FDA web site.
The Office of Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy met with the Thai FDA on July 8 to discuss about the concerns over the new monitoring measures on fresh produce inspection at the port of entry. On July 15, the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the revised guidelines to test imported fresh produce for pesticide residues according to the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health No. 387 Re: Food Containing Pesticide Residues in Food.
The revised measures supersede all previous measures officially published on the Thai FDA web site. The enforcement date remains August 1, 2020.
Key areas amended from previous announcements are:
- The testing measure for “High Risk” category will be implemented on a random basis instead of on “every shipment” basis;
- The revised pesticides list required to be tested and on Certificate of Analysis for “High Risk” category - no more 134 pesticides required;
- The revised on the pesticides list required to be tested and on Certificate of Analysis for “Very High Risk” category - no more 134 pesticides required.
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