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Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation

The Legislative Council has completed its vetting of the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM) in June 2012. The Regulation will come into operation on 1 August 2014 after a two-year grace period. During the grace period, we will continue to provide further briefings for concerned sectors to prepare them for the commencement of the Regulation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation

Press Release - Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation gazetted

Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (L.N. 73 of 2012)

 

Guidelines

Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM) - User Guidelines (PDF) NEW

Guidelines on Food Classification for the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM) (PDF) NEW

Guide to the Proposal for Addition or Revision of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) and Extraneous Maximum Residue Limits (EMRLs) and Addition of Exempted Pesticides under the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM) (PDF) NEW




Public Consultation (13 July 2011 -19 September 2011)

Consultation Document on “Refined Regulatory Framework for Pesticide Residues in Food in Hong Kong” – July 2011 (PDF)

Public Consultation Leaflet – July 2011 (PDF)

Discussion Paper of the LegCo Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene on “Proposed Regulation of Pesticide Residues in Food in Hong Kong”–July 2011 (PDF)

Summary of opinions on public consultation and a list of written submissions received

The Joint Briefing Session with JETRO Hong Kong and CFS (3 March 2014)

Invitation letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Powerpoints:

Technical Meeting (January 2011- ongoing)

A series of technical meeting to discuss with trade and other interested stakeholders on technical issues related to the development of the Regulatory Framework for Pesticide Residues in Food have been arranged.

Ninth Meeting (26 February 2014)
Invitation letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Powerpoints:
 
Eighth Meeting (27 June 2013)
Invitation letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Draft Guidelines on Food Classification for the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap 132 CM) (PDF)
Powerpoints:
 
Seventh Meeting (20 December 2012)
Invitation letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap 132 CM) – Draft User Guidelines (PDF)
Draft Guide to the Proposal for Addition or Revision of Maximum Residues Limits (MRLs) and Extraneous Maximum Residues Limits (EMRLs) and Addition of Exempted Pesticides under Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap. 132CM) (PDF)
Powerpoints :
 
Sixth Meeting(30 March 2012)
Invitation Letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Proposed list of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) / Extraneous Maximum Residue Limits (EMRLs) (Schedule 1) and list of Exempted Pesticide (Schedule 2) (PDF)
Powerpoints :
 
Fifth Meeting (6 September 2011)
Invitation Letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Powerpoints :
 
Fourth Meeting (22 June 2011)
  Invitation Letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  Revised Agenda (PDF)
  Powerpoints
 
 
Third Meeting ( 31 March 2011 )
  Invitation Letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  Preliminary List of Proposed Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) and Extraneous Maximum Residue Limits (EMRLs) for Pesticide Residues in Food in Hong Kong (PDF) (for discussion on 31 March 2011)
  Powerpoints
 
 
Second Meeting (1 March 2011)
  Invitation Letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  Powerpoints
 
     
First Meeting (21 January 2011)
  Invitation Letter and Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  Powerpoints
 

 

Technical Working Group Meeting on Food Classification

Second meeting (17 May 2011)
 

Invitation letter with agenda (PDF)

  Powerpoints
 
 

 

First meeting (20 April 2011)
  Invitation letter with agenda (PDF)
  Powerpoints
 

 

Workshop on Pesticide Residues Testing

Second Meeting (9 June 2011)
  Invitation letter with agenda(pdf)
  Powerpoint
 
First meeting (6 May 2011)
  Invitation letter with agenda(pdf)
  Powerpoints
 

 

Consultation Session with Pesticide Registrants and Traders

Second meeting (20 June 2011)
  Invitation letter with agenda(pdf)
   
First meeting (23 May 2011)
  Invitation letter with agenda(pdf)
  Powerpoints
 

Other Consultation

Retail Task Force Meeting (25 February 2011)

 

Symposium on Regulation of Pesticide Residues in Food (March 2009)

Regional Symposium on Regulation of Pesticide Residues in Food (27 & 28 March 2009)

 

Public Consultation (November 2007 – January 2008)

Consultation Document on “Proposed Regulatory Framework for Pesticide Residues in Food in Hong Kong” – November 2007 (PDF)

Leaflet to Consultation Document – November 2007 (PDF)

 

More Information

Pesticide Residues in Food

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