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Proposed ban in Thailand of chlorpyrifos, glyphosate and paraquat

Thailand’s government agreed on Tuesday 22 October 2019 to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, glyphosate and paraquat in Thailand.

The ban is largely due to Thailand authorities considering these three chemicals are widely regarded as dangerous to human health. It is the sovereign right of countries to manage their chemical regulations and ensure all food is safe for their consumers.

Full GTA article link:

https://bit.ly/2plKa9T

It is recommended that the Australian grain industry reviews the implications of the decision to ban these three chemicals, and in particular the removal of the current MRLs, for grain commodities exported from Australia to Thailand.
Until further information is provided, industry should assume all MRLs on commodities to be used for food and/or feed
will default to zero as of 1 December 2019.

Agrifood can offer a special package to test specifically for these 3 chemicals - please contact us for further details on: 1800 801 312 or email lab.vic@agrifood.com.au