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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)
Notification
New Delhi, dated the 1
st
 August, 2011
F.No. 2-15015/30/2010 Whereas in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i) of sub section (2) section 92 read with
section 20 of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006) the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India proposes
to make Food Safety and Standards Regulations in so far as they relates to Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants,
Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011, and;
 Whereas these draft Regulations were published in consolidated form at pages 1 to 776 in the Gazette of India
Extraordinary Part III – Section 4 dated 20
th
 October 2010 inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be
affected thereby before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette containing
the said notification were made available to the public;
And whereas the copies of the Gazette were made available to the public on the 21
st
 October 2010;
And whereas objections and suggestions received from the stakeholders within the specified period on the said
draft Regulations have been considered and finalized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
Now therefore, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hereby make the following Regulations, namely,-
FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS (CONTAMINANTS, TOXINS AND RESIDUES) REGULATIONS, 2011
CHAPTER 1
GENERAL
1.1: Short title and commencement-
1.1.1: These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins and Residues)
Regulations, 2011.
1.1.2: These regulations shall come into force on or after 5
th
 August, 2011
1.2: Definitions-
1.2.1: In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Crop contaminant” means any substance not intentionally added to food, but which gets added to articles
of food in the process of their production (including operations carried out in crop husbandry, animal husbandry
and veterinary medicine), manufacture, processing, preparation, treatment, packing, packaging transport or holding
of articles of such food as a result of environmental contamination
CHAPTER 2
CONTAMINANTS, TOXINS AND RESIDUES
2.1 : METAL CONTAMINANTS
2.1.1
1. Chemicals described in monographs of the Indian Pharmacopoeia when used in foods, shall not contain
metal contaminants beyond the limits specified in the appropriate monographs of the Indian Pharmacopoeia for the
time being in force.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 2.1.1 (1), no article of food specified in Column 2 of the table
below shall contain any metal specified in excess of the quantity specified in Column 3 of the said table:2
Table
Name of the Article of food Parts per Million
metal by weight
contaminants
(1) (2) (3)
1. Lead (i) Beverages;
Concentrated soft drinks (but not including concentrates used in the 0.5
manufacture of soft drinks)
Fruit and vegetable juice (including tomato juice, but not including 1.0
lime juice and lemon juice)
Concentrates used in the manufacture of soft drinks, lime juice and 2.0
lemon juice
(ia) Baking powder 10
(ib) Edible oils and fats 0.5
(ic) Infant Milk substitute and Infant foods 0.2
(id) Turmeric whole and powder 10.0
(ii) Other foods
Anhydrous dextrose and dextrose monohydrate, edible oils & fats, refined 0.5
white sugar (sulphated ash content not exceeding 0.03 per cent)
Ice-cream, iced lollies and similar frozen confections 1.0
Canned fish, canned meats, edible gelatin, meat extracts and hydrolysed 5.0
protein, dried or dehydrated vegetables (other than onions)
All types of sugar, sugar syrup, invert sugar and direct consumption 5.0
coloured sugars with sulphated ash content exceeding 1.0 per cent
Raw sugars except those sold for direct consumption or used for 5.0
manufacturing purpose other than the manufacture of refined sugar.
Edible molasses, caramel liquid and solid glucose and starch conversion 5.0
products with a sulphated ash content exceeding 1.0 per cent
Cocoa powder 5.0 on the dry fat
free substance
Yeast and yeast products 5.0 on the dry
Matter
Tea, dehydrated onions, dried herbs and spices flavourings, alginic acid, 10.0 on the dry
alignates, agar, carrageen and similar products derived from seaweed matter
Liquid pectin, chemicals not otherwise specified, used as ingredients or in 10.0
the preparation or processing of food
Food colouring other than caramel 10.0 on the dry
colouring matter
Solid pectin 50.0
Hard boiled sugar confectionery 2.0
Iron fortified common salt 2.0
Corned beef, luncheon meat, Cooked Ham, Chopped meat, Canned chicken, 2.5
Canned mutton and Goat meat and other related meat products
Brewed vinegar and Synthetic vinegar Nil
(iii) Foods not specified 2.53
2. Copper (i) Beverages:
Soft drinks excluding concentrates and Carbonated water 7.0
Carbonated water 1.5
Toddy 5.0
Concentrates for soft drinks 20.0
(ii) Other Foods
Chicory-dried or roasted, coffee beans, flavourings/pectin liquid 30.0
Colouring matter 30.0 on dry
colouring matter
Edible gelatin 30.0
Tomato ketchup 50.0 on the dried
total solids
Yeast and yeast products 60.0 on the dry
matter
Cocoa powder 70.0on the fat free
substance
Tomato puree, paste, powder, juice and cocktails 100.0 on the dried
tomato solid
Tea 150.0
Pectin-solid 300.0
Hard boiled sugar confectionery 5.0
Iron Fortified Common Salt 2.0
Turmeric whole and powder 5.0
Juice of orange, grape, apple, tomato, pineapple and lemon 5.0
Pulp and pulp products of any fruit 5.0
Infant milk substitute and Infant foods 15.0(But not less
than 2.8)
Brewed Vinegar and Synthetic vinegar Nil
Caramel 20
(iii) Foods not specified 30.0
3. Arsenic (i) Milk 0.1
(ii) Beverages :
Soft drink intended for consumption after dilution except carbonated water 0.5
Carbonated water 0.25
Infant Milk substitute and Infant foods 0.05
Turmeric whole and powder 0.1
Juice of orange, grape, apple, tomato, pineapple and lemon 0.2
Pulp and pulp products of any fruit 0.2
Preservatives, anti-oxidants, emulsifying and stabilising agents and 3.0 on dry matter
synthetic food colours
Ice-cream, iced lollies and similar frozen confections 0.5
Dehydrated onions, edible gelatin, liquid pectin 2.0
(1) (2) (3)4
Chicory-dried or roasted 4.0
Dried herbs, finings and clearing agents, solid pectin all grades, spices 5.0
Food colouring other than synthetic colouring. 5.0 on dry
colouring matter
Hard boiled sugar confectionery 1.0
Iron Fortified Common Salt 1.0
Brewed Vinegar and Synthetic Vinegar 0.1
(iii) Foods not specified 1.1
4. Tin (i) Processed and canned products 250.0
(i-a) Hard boiled sugar confectionery 5.0
(i-aa) Jam, Jellies and Marmalade 250
Juice of orange, apple, tomato, pineapple and lemon 250
Pulp and pulp products of any fruit 250
(i-b) Infant Milk substitute and Infant foods 5.0
(i-c) Turmeric whole and powder Nil
(i-d) Corned beef, Luncheon meat, Cooked Ham, Chopped meat, Canned chicken,
Canned mutton and Goat meat 250
(ii) Foods not specified 250
5. Zinc (i) Ready-to-drink beverages 5.0
Juice of orange, grape, tomato, pipeapple and lemon 5.0
Pulp and pulp products of any fruit 5.0
(i-a) Infant milk substitute and Infant foods 50.0 (but) not less
than 25.0)
(ii) Edible gelatin 100.0
(ii-a) Turmeric whole and powder 25.0
(iii) Fruit and Vegetable products 50.0
(iii-a) Hard boiled sugar confectionery 5.0
(iv) Foods not specified 50.0
6. Cadmium (i) Infant Milk substitute and Infant foods 0.1
(ii) Turmeric whole and powder 0.1
(iii) Other foods 1.5
7. Mercury Fish 0.5
Other foods 1.0
8. Methyl Mercury All foods 0.25
(Calculated as
the element)
9. Chromium Refined Sugar 20 ppb
10. Nickel All hydrogenated, patially hydrogenated, interesterified vegetable oils 1.5
and fats such as vanaspati, table margarine, bakery and industrial
margarine, bakery shortening, fat spread and partially hydrogenated
soyabean oil
(1) (2) (3)5
2.2 Crop contaminants and naturally occurring toxic substances
2.2.1
1. No article of food specified in column (2) of the Table below shall contain any crop contaminant specified
in the corresponding entry in column (1) thereof in excess of quantities specified in the corresponding entry in
column (3) of the said table :
S. No Name of the Contaminants Article of Food Limit µg/kg
1. Aflatoxin All articles of food 30
2. Aflatoxin M1
Milk 0.5
3. Patulin Apple juice & Apple juice ingredients in other 50
beverages
4. Ochratoxin A Wheat, barley & rye 20
2. Naturally occurring Toxic Substances.
The toxic substances specified in column (1) of the Table below, which may occur naturally in any article of
food, shall not exceed the limit specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table :-
S.No Name of substance Maximum limit
1 Agaric acid 100ppm
2 Hydrocyanic acid 5ppm
3 Hypericine 1ppm
4 Saffrole 10ppm
2.3: Residues
2.3.1: Restriction on the use of insecticides.
1) Subject to the Provisions of regulation 2.3.1 (2), no insecticides shall be used directly on articles of food
Provided that nothing in this regulation shall apply to the fumigants which are registered and
recommended for use as such on articles of food by the Registration Committee, constituted under section 5
of the Insecticides Act, 1968 (46 of 1968).
2) The amount of insecticide mentioned in Column 2 on the foods mentioned in column 3, shall not exceed the
tolerance limit prescribed in column 4 of the Table given below :
Sl.No. Name of Insecticides Food Tolerance limit
mg/kg.ppm)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 Aldrin, dieldrin (the limits apply to aldrin and Foodgrains 0.01
dieldrin singly or in any combination and are
expressed as dieldrin)
Milled Foodgrains Nil
Milk and Milk products 0.15 (on a fat
basis)
Fruits and Vegetables 0.1
Meat 0.2
Eggs 0.1 (on a shell
free basis)
2 Carbaryl Fish 0.2
Foodgrains 1.5(1) (2) (3) (4)
6
Milled food grains Nil
Okra and leafy vegetables 10.0
Potatoes 0.2
Other vegetables 5.0
Cottonseed (whole) 1.0
Maize cob (kernels) 1.0
Rice 2.50
Maize 0.50
Chillies 5.00
3 Chlordane (residue to be measured as cis Food grains 0.02
plus trans chlordane)
Milled food grains Nil
Milk and milk products 0.05 (on a fat
basis)
Vegetables 0.2
Fruits 0.1
Sugar beet 0.3
4 D.D.T. (The limits apply to D.D.T., D.D.D. and Milk and milk products 1.25 (on a fat
D.D.E. singly or in any combination) basis)
Fruits and vegetables including potato 3.5
Meat, poultry and fish 7.0 (on a
whole product
basis)
Eggs 0.5 (on a shell
free basis)
5. D.D.T. (singly) Carbonated Water 0.001
6. D.D.D. (singly) Carbonated Water 0.001
7. D.D.E. (singly) Carbonated Water 0.001
8 Diazinon Foodgrains 0.05
Milled foodgrains Nil
Vegetables 0.5
9. Dichlorvos (content of di- chloroacetaldehyde Foodgrains 1.0
(D.C.A.) be reported where possible) Milled foodgrains 0.25
Vegetables 0.15
Fruits 0.1
10. Dicofol Fruits and Vegetables 5.0
Tea (dry manufactured) 5.0
Chillies 1.0
11. Dimethoate (residue to be determined as Fruits and Vegetables 2.0
dimethoate and expressed as dimethoate) Chillies 0.5(1) (2) (3) (4)
7
12. Endosulfan (residues are measured and reported Fruits and Vegetables 2.0
as total of endosulfan A and B and Cottonseed 0.5
endosulfan-sulphate) Cottonseed oil (crude) 0.2
Bengal gram 0.20
Pigeon Pea 0.10
Fish 0.20
Chillies 1.0
Cardamom 1.0
13 Endosulfan A Carbonated Water 0.001
14 Endosulfan B Carbonated Water 0.001
15 Endosulfan-Sulphate Carbonated Water 0.001
16. Fenitrothion Foodgrains 0.02
Milled foodgrains 0.005
Milk and Milk Products 0.05 (on a fat
basis)
Fruits 0.5
Vegetables 0.3
Meat 0.03
17. Heptachlor (combined residues of heptachlor Foodgrains 0.01
and its epoxide to be determined and expressed Milled foodgrains 0.002
as Heptachlor) Milk and Milk Products 0.15(on a Fat
basis)
Vegetables 0.05
18. Hydrogen cyanide Foodgrains 37.5
Milled foodgrains 3.0
19. Hydrogen Phosphide Foodgrains Nil
Milled foodgrains Nil
20. Inorganic bromide (determined and expressed
as total bromide from all sources) Foodgrains 25.0
Milled Foodgrains 25.0
Fruits 30.0
Dried fruits 30.0
Spices 400.00
21. Hexachlorocycle hexane and its Isomers
(a) Alfa () Isomer: Rice grain unpolished 0.10
Rice grain polished 0.05
Milk (whole) 0.02
Fruits and vegetable 1.00
Fish 0.25
Carbonated Water 0.001
(b) Beta () Isomer : Rice grain Unpolished 0.10
Rice grain polished 0.05(1) (2) (3) (4)
8
Milk (whole) 0.02
Fruits and vegetable 1.00
Fish 0.25
Carbonated Water 0.001
(c) Gamma () Isomer (Known as Lindane) Food grains except rice 0.10
Milled foodgrains Nil
Rice grain Unpolished 0.10
Rice grain polished 0.05
Milk 0.01 (onwhole
basis)
Milk products 0.20
Milk products (having less than 0.20 (on whole
2 per cent fat) basis)
Fruits and vegetable 1.00
Fish 0.25
Eggs 0.10 (On shell
free basis)
Meat and poultry 2.00 (On Whole
basis)
Carbonated Water 0.001
(d) Delta () Isomer : Rice grain Unpolished 0.10
Rice grain Polished 0.05
Milk (whole) 0.02
Fruits & vegetables 1.00
Fish 0.25
Carbonated Water 0.001
22. Malathion (Malathion to be determined and Foodgrains 4.0
expressed as combined residues of malathion Milled foodgrains 1.0
and malaoxon) Fruits 4.0
Vegetables 3.0
Dried fruits 8.0
Carbonated Water 0.001
23. Parathion (Combined residues of parathion and Fruits and Vegetables 0.5
paraoxon to be determined and expressed as
parathion)
24. Parathion methyl (combined residues of parathion Fruits 0.2
methyl and its oxygen analogue to be determined Vegetables 1.0
and expressed asparathion methyl)
25. Phosphamidon residues (expressed as the sum Foodgrains 0.05
of phosphamidon and its desethyl derivative) Milled foodgrains Nil
Fruits and Vegetables 0.2(1) (2) (3) (4)
9
26. Pyrethrins (sum of pyrethrins I & II and other Foodgrains Nil
structurally related insecticide Ingredients of Milled foodgrains Nil
pyrethrum) Fruits and Vegetables 1.0
27. Chlorienvinphos Foodgrains 0.025
Milled Foodgrains 0.006
(Residues to be measured as alpha and beta Milk and Milk Products 0. 2 (fat basis)
isomers ofChlorienvinphos Meat and Poultry 0.2 (carcass
fat)
Vegetables 0.05
Groundnuts 0.05 (shell free
basis)
Cotton seed 0.05
28. Chlorobenzilate Fruits 1.0
Dry Fruits, Almonds and Walnuts 0.2 (shell free
basis)
29. Chlorpyrifos Foodgrains 0.05
Milled foodgrains 0.01
Fruits 0.5
Potatoes and Onions 0.01
Cauli Flower and Cabbage 0.01
Other vegetables 0.2
Meat and Poultry 0.1 (carcass
fat)
Milk and Milk Products 0.01(fat basis)
Cotton seed 0.05
Cottonseed oil (crude) 0.025
Carbonated Water 0.001
30 2,4D Foodgrains 0.01
Milled foodgrains 0.003
Potatoes 0.2
*Milk and Milk Products 0.05
*Meat and Poultry 0.05
Eggs 0.05 (shell free
basis)
Fruits 2.0
31 Ethion (Residues to bedetermined as ethion Tea (dry manufactured) 5.0
andIts oxygen analogueand expressed as ethion) Cucumber and Squash 0.5
Other Vegetables 1.0
Cotton seed 0.5
*Milk and Milk Products 0.5 (fat basis)
*Meat and Poultry 0.2 (carcass
Fat basis)(1) (2) (3) (4)
10
Eggs 0.2 (shell free
basis)
Food grains 0.025
Milled food grains 0.006
Peaches 1.0
Other fruits 2.0
Dry fruits 0.1 (shell free
basis)
32. Formothion Citrus fruits 0.2
(Determined as dinethoate and Other fruits 1.0
its oxygen Analogue and expressed as dimethoate Vegetable 2.0
except incase of citrus fruits where it is to be Peppers and Tomatoes 1.0
determined as formothion)
33. Monocrotophos Food grains 0.025
Milled Food grains 0.006
Citrus fruits 0.2
Other fruits 1.0
Carrot, Turnip, Potatoes
and Sugar beet 0.05
Onion and Peas 0.1
Other Vegetables 0.2
Cottonseed 0.1
Cottonseed oil (raw) 0.05
*Meat and Poultry 0.02
*Milk and Milk Products 0.02
Eggs 0.02 (shell free
basis)
Coffee (Raw beans) 0.1
Chillies 0.2
Cardamom 0.5
34. Paraquat Dichloride (Determined as Food grains 0.1
Paraquat cations) Milled food grains 0.025
Potato 0.2
Other vegetables 0.05
Cotton seed 0.2
Cottonseed oil (edible refined) 0.05
*Milk (whole) 0.01
Fruits 0.05
35. Phosalone Pears 2.0
Citrus fruits 1.0
Other fruits 5.0
Potatoes 0.1(1) (2) (3) (4)
11
Other vegetables 1.0
Rapeseed/Mustard Oil (crude) 0.05
36. Trichlorfon Foodgrains 0.05
Milled foodgrains 0.0125
Sugar beet 0.05
Fruits and Vegetables 0.1
Oil seeds 0.1
Edible Oil (refined) 0.05
*Meat and Poultry 0.1
*Milk (whole) 0.05
37. Thiometon Food grains 0.025
(Residues determined as Milled food grains 0.006
thiometon its sulfoxide Fruits 0.5
and sulphone expressed Potato, Carrots and Sugar beets 0.05
as thiometon) Other vegetables 0.5
38. Acephate Safflower seed 2.0
Cotton Seed 2.0
39. Methamido-phos Safflower seed 0.1
(A metabolite of Acephate) Cotton seed 0.1
40. Aldicarb (sum of Aldicarb its sulphoxideand Potato 0.5
sulphone, expressedas Aldicarb) Chewing Tobacco 0.1
41. Atrazine Maize Nil
Sugarcane 0.25
42. Carbendazim Food grains 0.50
Milled food grains 0.12
Vegetables 0.50
Mango 2.00
Banana (whole) 1.00
Other fruits 5.00
Cotton seed 0.10
Groundnut 0.10
Sugar beet 0.10
Dry fruits 0.10
Eggs 0.10 (shell free
basis)
Meat & Poultry 0.10 (Carcass
fat basis)
Milk & Milk Products 0.10 (fat basis)
43. Benomyl Food grains 0.50
Milled food grains 0.12(1) (2) (3) (4)
12
Vegetables 0.50
Mango 2.00
Banana (whole) 1.00
Other fruits 5.00
Cotton seed 0.10
Groundnut 0.10
Sugar beet 0.10
Dry fruits 0.10
Eggs 0.10 (shell free
basis)
Meat & Poultry 0.10 (carcass
fat basis)
Milk & Milk Products 0.10 (fat basis)
44. Captan Fruit & Vegetables 15.00
45. Carbofuran (sum of Food grains 0.10
carbofuran and Milled food grains 0.03
3-hydroxy carbofuran Fruit & Vegetables 0.10
expressed as carbofuran) Oil seeds 0.10
Sugarcane 0.10
Meat & Poultry 0.10 (carcass
fat basis)
Milk & Milk Products 0.05 (fat basis)
46. Copper Oxychloride Fruit 20.00
(determined as copper) Potato 1.00
Other vegetables 20.00
47. Cypermethrin (sum of isomers) (fat soluble residue) Wheat grains 0.05
Milled wheat grains 0.01
Brinjal 0.20
Cabbage 2.00
Bhindi 0.20
Oil seeds except groundnut 0.20
Meat and Poultry 0.20 (carcass
fat basis
Milk and Milk Products 0.01 (fat basis)
48. Decamethrin / Deltamethrin Cotton Seed 0.10
Food grains 0.50
Milled Foodgrains 0.20
Rice 0.05
49. Edifenphos Rice 0.02
Rice bran 1.00(1) (2) (3) (4)
13
Eggs 0.01(shell free
basis)
Meat and poultry 0.02 (carcass
fat basis)
Milk and Milk products 0.01( fat basis)
50. Fenthion (sum of fenthion, its oxygen Food grains 0.10
analogue and their sulphoxides and sulphones Milled food grains 0.03
expressed as fenthion) Onion 0.10
Potatoes 0.05
Beans 0.10
Peas 0.50
Tomatoes 0.50
Other vegetables 1.00
Musk melon 2.00
Meat and Poultry 2.00 (carcasss
fat basis)
Milk and Milk products 0.05 (fat basis)
51. Fenvalerate (fat soluble residue) Cauliflower 2.00
Brinjal 2.00
Okra 2.00
Cotton Seed 0.20
Cotton seed oil 0.10
Meat and Poultry 1.00 (carcass
fat basis)
Milk and Milk Product 0.01 (fat basis)
52. Dithiocarbamates (the residue tolerance limit are Food Grains 0.20
determined and expressed as mg/CS2/kg and refer Milled food grains 0.05
separately to the residues arising from any or each Potatoes 0.10
group of dithiocarbamates
(a) Dimethyl dithiocarbamates residue resulting Tomatoes 3.00
from the use of ferbam or ziram, and
(b) Ethylene bis- dithiocarbamates resulting from Cherries 1.00
the use of mancozeb, maneb or zineb (including Other fruits 3.00
zineb derived from nabam plus zinc sulphate)
(c) Mancozeb Chillies 1.0
53. Phenthoate Foodgrains 0.05
Milled foodgrains 0.01
Oilseeds 0.03
Edible oils 0.01
Eggs 0.05 (shell free
basis)
Meat & Poultry 0.05 (carcass
fat basis)(1) (2) (3) (4)
14
Milk & Milk products 0.01 (fat basis)
54. Phorate (sum ofPhorate, its oxygenanalogue Foodgrains 0.05
and theirsulphoxides and sulphones,expressed Milled foodgrains 0.01
as phorate) Tomatoes 0.10
Other vegetables 0.05
Fruits 0.05
Oil seeds 0.05
Edible oils 0.03
Sugarcane 0.05
Eggs 0.05 (shell free
basis)
Meat & Poultry 0.05 (carcass
fat basis)
Milk & Milk Products 0.05 (fat basis)
55. Simazine Maize Nil
Sugarcane 0.25
56. Pirimiphos-methyl Rice 0.50
Food grains except Rice 5.00
Milled food grains except rice 1.00
Eggs 0.05 (shell free
basis)
Meat & Poultry 0.05 (carcass
fat basis)
Milk & Milk Products 0.05 (fat basis)
57. Alachlor Cotton Seed 0.05
Groundnut 0.05
Maize 0.10
Soyabeans 0.10
58. Alfa Nephthyl AceticAcid (A.N.A.) Pine-Apple 0.50
59. Bitertanol Wheat 0.05
Groundnut 0.10
60. Captafol Tomato 5.00
61. Cartaphydrochloride Rice 0.50
62. Chlormequatchloride Grape 1.00
Cotton Seed 1.00
63. Chlorothalonil Groundnut 0.10
Potato 0.10
64. Diflubenzuron Cotton Seed 0.20
65. Dodine Apple 5.00
66. Diuron Cotton Seed 1.00
Banana 0.10(1) (2) (3) (4)
15
Maize 0.50
Citrus 1.00
(Sweet Orange)
Grapes 1.00
67. Ethephon Pine Apple 2.00
Coffee 0.10
Tomato 2.00
Mango 2.00
68. Fluchloralin Cotton Seed 0.05
Soya Beans 0.05
69. Malic Hydrazide Onion 15.00
Potato 50.00
70. Metalyxyl Bajra 0.05
Maize 0.05
Sorghum 0.05
71. Methomyl Cotton Seed 0.10
72. Methyl Chloro-phenoxy-acetic Acid(M.C.P.A.) Rice 0.05
Wheat 0.05
73. Oxadiazon Rice 0.03
74. Oxydemeton methyl Food-grains 0.02
75. Permethrin Cucumber 0.50
Cotton Seed 0.50
Soya Beans 0.05
Sunflower Seed 1.00
76. Quinolphos Rice 0.01
Pigeon pea 0.01
Cardamom 0.01
Tea 0.01
Fish 0.01
Chillies 0.2
77. Thiophenatemethyl Apple 5.00
Papaya 7.00
78 Triazophos Chillies 0.2
Rice 0.05
Cotton seed oil 0.1
Soyabean oil 0.05
79 Profenofos Cotton seed oil 0.05
80 Fenpropathrin Cotton seed oil 0.05
81 Fenarimol Apple 5.0
82 Hexaconazole Apple 0.1(1) (2) (3) (4)
16
83 Iprodione Rape seed 0.5
Mustard seed 0.5
Rice 10.0
Tomato 5.0
Grapes 10.0
84. Tridemorph Wheat 0.1
Grapes 0.5
Mango 0.05
85. Penconazole Grapes 0.2
86 Propiconazole Wheat 0.05
87 Myclobutanil Groundnut seed 0.1
Grapes 1.0
88 Sulfosulfuron Wheat 0.02
89 Trifluralin Wheat 0.05
90 Ethoxysulfuron Rice 0.01
91 Metolachlor Soyabean Oil 0.05
92 Glyphosphate Tea 1.0
93 Linuron Pea 0.05
94 Oxyfluorfen Rice 0.05
Groundnut Oil 0.05
95 Carbosulfan Rice 0.2
96 Tricyclazole Rice 0.02
97 Imidacloprid Cotton seed Oil 0.05
Rice 0.05
98 Butachlor Rice 0.05
99 Chlorimuron-ethyl Wheat 0.05
100 Diclofop-methyl Wheat 0.1
101 Metribuzin Soyabean Oil 0.1
102 Lambdacyhalothrin Cotton seed Oil 0.05
103 Fenazaquin Tea 3.0
104 Pendimethalin Wheat 0.05
Rice 0.05
Soyabean Oil 0.05
Cotton seed Oil 0.05
105 Pretilachlor Rice 0.05
106 Fluvalinate Cotton seed Oil 0.05
107 Metasulfuron-methyl Wheat 0.1
108 Methabenzthiazuron Wheat 0.5
109 Imazethapyr Soyabean oil 0.1
Groundnut oil 0.1(1) (2) (3) (4)
17
110 Cyhalofop-butyl Rice 0.5
111 Triallate Wheat 0.05
112 Spinosad Cotton seed oil 0.02
Cabbage 0.02
Cauliflower 0.02
113 Thiamethoxam Rice 0.02
114 Fenobucarb Rice 0.01
115 Thiodicarb Cotton seed oil 0.02
116 Anilophos Rice 0.1
117 Fenoxy-prop-p-ethyl Wheat 0.02
Soyabean seed 0.02
118 Glufosinate-ammonium Tea 0.01
119 Clodinafop-propanyl Wheat 0.1
120 Dithianon Apple 0.1
121 Kitazin Rice 0.2
122 Isoprothiolane Rice 0.1
123 Acetamiprid Cotton seed oil 0.1
124 Cymoxanil Grapes 0.1
125 Triadimefon Wheat 0.5
Pea 0.1
Grapes 2.0
126 Fosetyl-A1 Grapes 10
Cardamom 0.2
127 Isoproturon Wheat 0.1
128 Propargite Tea 10.0
129 Difenoconazole Apple 0.01
130 b-Cyfluthrin Cotton seed 0.02
131 Ethofenprox Rice 0.01
132 Bifenthrin Cotton seed 0.05
133 Benfuracarb Red Gram 0.05
Rice 0.05
134 Quizalofop-ethyl Soyabean seed 0.05
135 Flufenacet Rice 0.05
136 Buprofezin Rice 0.05
137 Dimethomorph Grapes 0.05
Potatoes 0.05
138 Chlorfenopyr Cabbage 0.05
139 Indoxacarb Cotton seed 0.1
Cottonseed oil 0.1
Cabbage 0.1(1) (2) (3) (4)
18
140 Metiram Tomato 5.0
Ground nut seed 0.1
Ground nut seed oil 0.1
141 Lufenuron Cabbage 0.3
142 Carpropamid Rice 1.0
143 Novaluron Cottonseed 0.01
Cottonseed oil 0.01
Tomato 0.01
Cabbage 0.01
144 Oxadiargyl Rice 0.1
145 Pyrazosulfuron ethyl Rice 0.01
146 Clomazone Rice 0.01
Soyabean seed 0.01
Soyabean seed oil 0.01
147 Tebuconazole Wheat 0.05
148 Propineb Apple 1.0
Pomegranate 0.5
Potato 0.5
Green Chillies 2.0
Grapes 0.5
149 Thiochlorprid Cotton seed 0.05
Cotton seed oil 0.05
Rice 0.01
*: Soluble in water, hence not necessary to mention on fat basis
Explanation :— For the purpose of this regulation :
(a) the expression “insecticide” shall have the meaning assigned to it in the Insecticide Act, 1968 (46 of
1968);
(b) unless otherwise stated :
(i) maximum levels are expressed in mg./kg. on a whole product basis.
(ii) all foods refer to raw agricultural products moving in commerce.
2.3.2: ANTIBIOTIC AND OTHER PHARMA-COLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES
1) The amount of antibiotic mentioned in column (2), on the sea foods including shrimps, prawns or any other
variety of fish and fishery products, shall not exceed the tolerance limit prescribed in column (3) of the table given
below:—19
TABLE
S.No. Name of Antibiotics Tolerance limit mg/kg (ppm)

1. Tetracycline 0.1
2. Oxytetracycline 0.1
3. Trimethoprim 0.05
4. Oxolinic acid 0.3
2) The use of any of the following antibiotics and other Pharmacologically Active Substances shall be
prohibited in any unit processing sea foods including shrimps, prawns or any other variety of fish and fishery
products —
(i) All Nitrofurans including
(ii) Furaltadone
(iii) Furazolidone
(iv) Furylfuramide
(v) Nifuratel
(vi) Nifuroxime
(vii) Nifurprazine
(viii) Nitrofurnatoin
(ix) Nitrofurazone
(x) Chloramphenicol
 (xi) Neomycin
(xii) Nalidixic acid
(xiii) Sulphamethoxazole
(xiv) Aristolochia spp and preparations thereof
(xv) Chloroform
(xvi) Chloropromazine
(xvii) Cholchicine
(xviii) Dapsone
(xix) Dimetridazole
(xx) Metronidazole
(xxi) Ronidazole
(xxii) Ipronidazole
(xxiii) Other nitromidazoles
(xxiv) Clenbuterol
(xxv) Diethylstibestrol (DES)
(xxvi ) Sul f anoamide drugs ( exc ept approved Sul f adime thoxine , Sul f abromome tha z ine and
Sulfaethoxypyridazine)
(xxvii) Fluoroquinolones
(xxviii) Glycopeptides.
[F.No. 2-15015/30/2010]
V.N. GAUR,
Chief Executive Officer
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