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.
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.