Residue tolerances set for buprofezin
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a final rule establishing tolerances for residues of buprofezin in or on almonds; banana; citrus; citrus, oil; citrus, dried pulp; grape; grape, raisin; milk; fat (cattle, goats, hogs, horses, sheep); meat byproducts (cattle, goats, hogs, horses, sheep); liver (cattle, goats, hogs, horses, sheep). The regulation, which became effective September 5, 2001, was requested by Aventis. The tolerance levels are temporary, and will expire July 31, 2005. Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect the tolerance for the sum of residues of the tetracyclines in milk previously established but inadvertently removed in a subsequent amendment. The amendment would also reflect the correct tolerance of 0.3 part per million oxytetracycline in milk.