National Programme For Monitoring of Pesticides Residues in Fresh Vegetables
National Service for Animal and Plant Health, Food Safety and Food Quality, SENASICA
To regulate, manage and promote activities on health, food safety and quality, reducing the risks inherent in agriculture, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries, for the benefit of producers, consumers and industry.
Regulatory framework for pesticides
*Decree by which are amended, added and abrogated diverse provisions of the Bylaw for Registrations, Authorizations for Import and Export and Certification for Exportation of Pesticides, Fertilizers and Toxic and or Hazardous Materials (onwards, RPLAFEST).
PESTICIDE: “Phytosanitary input to prevent, repel, combat and destroy biological organisms harmful to plants, their products or by-products” (Federal Law of Plant Health).
SANITARY REGISTRATION: A health/sanitary authorization issued by COFEPRIS in coordination with SEMARNAT and SAGARPA, which guarantees the efficacy and safety of the registered product. Mandatory for sale and use in Mexico (RPLAFEST).
To ensure that products available to users, don’t represent unacceptable risks to the general population.
üProducts available for users, according to the regulation and authorized uses.
üUse in accordance with authorization.
üEffective for the purposes they were designed
Maximum Residue Level (MRL):
The maximum acceptable concentration of pesticide residues, metabolites, or both, under the rules applicable to food for human or animal consumption.
Project for establishing MRL in Mexico
To establish the technical Guidelines and procedures for authorization of MRL for pesticides (chemical) of
agricultural use for registration.
1.Technical Guidelines to establish a MRL.
2.Technical Guidelines to review a MRL.
3.Procedure for authorization of a new MRL.
Monitoring of Pesticides Residues In Fresh Vegetables
National Programme for Monitoring Pesticides Residues on Fresh Vegetables
Sharing responsibilities is vital for better results and greater impact to achieve food safety