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Hong Kong Pesticide MRL Database


Introduction

The Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM) (“the Regulation”), passed by the Legislative Council in June 2012, came into operation on 1 August 2014. The Regulation is enforced by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD). The Hong Kong Pesticide MRL Database (“the MRL Database”) aims to facilitate the trade and the general public in finding relevant pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) /extraneous maximum residue limits (EMRLs) for concerned “pesticide-food” pairs.


Hong Kong Pesticide MRL Database

The MRL Database, designed by the Centre for Food Safety (CFS), is a web-based searchable database containing MRLs/EMRLs that have been laid down in Schedule 1 to the Regulation. The MRL Database aims to facilitate the trade and the general public in finding the appropriate pesticide MRLs/EMRLs for specific food commodities as stipulated in Schedule 1 to the Regulation, including those for the concerned individual commodity, its relevant food subgroup or food group under the food classification scheme of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex).

By using this website and any information retrieved from the MRL Database, users are deemed to have irrevocably and unconditionally accepted and agreed to be bound by the “Terms and Conditions of Use” (which may be revised at any time). Users should therefore take note of the prevailing “Terms and Conditions of Use” each time when they visit this website or retrieve any information from the MRL Database.


Terms of UseTerms and Conditions of Use
  • CFS makes no representations or warranties, express and implied, about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the information published in this website and the information retrieved from the MRL Database. Persons who wish to use the information published in this website or information retrieved from the MRL Database should exercise their own skill, care and judgment with respect to the use and are advised to obtain professional advice before using the information and the results.


  • The list of food commodities is not exhaustive. Only food commodities specified in Schedule 1 to the Regulation will be included in the database. Users should refer to the User Guides of the MRL Database, the “Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM) - User Guidelines”, “Guidelines on Food Classification for the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM)” and other relevant guidelines published by CFS for application and interpretation of the search results.


  • The MRL Database is provided to assist the trade and the general public in finding the appropriate MRLs/EMRLs for specific food commodities as stipulated in Schedule 1 to the Regulation. Information retrieved from the MRL Database is for users’ general reference only and does not have the force of law and should not be interpreted in any manner which would override the provision of the Regulation. In case of any inconsistency, the statutory provisions will prevail.


  • While CFS has made every effort to ensure the information provided in the MRL Database is accurate and up-to-date, users are required to verify all legal standards retrieved by referring to the latest version of the Regulation available from the website of Bilingual Laws Information System operated by the Department of Justice (https://www.elegislation.gov.hk). CFS would amend the MRL Database as necessary and appropriate.


  • Neither the Government nor any of its employees/agents shall in any circumstances whatsoever be liable or responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of this website, the information published herein and the information retrieved from the MRL Database.
  • I understand and accept the above terms and conditions.

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    Last Revision Date : 15-10-2015