- Volume 20 Issue 1
For 202 pesticides with maximum residue limit(MRL) in Korea, anticipated problems were identified and remedial actions were suggested. The risk index expressed as the ratio of theoretical maximum daily intake against ADI which exceeds 80% appeared in 35 pesticides. Items showing 10-fold difference between Korea and Codex MRLs appeared in 35 pesticides and 47 food commodities. In any of the 202 pesticides, nominated crops without MRL were 33 items whereas non-nominated crops with MRL were 50 items. Under the Codex system, cases of separate MRLs among raw materials and processed products were exampled. Remedial actions to minimize the above-mentioned discrepancies were suggested respectively.
pesticide residues;legal limits;present status;remedial actions