Residue Detection Regulations for Imported Livestock

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Posted on: 4 Apr 2012

The Quarantine and Inspection Agency (QIA) under the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries conducts random residue testing on imported livestock products.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 3/28/2012 GAIN Report Number: KS1224 Korea - Republic of Post: Seoul Residue Detection Regulations for Imported Livestock Products Report Categories: Livestock and Products Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety Approved By: M. Kathryn Ting, Minister-Counseor Prepared By: YongKeun Ban / Michael G. Francom Report Highlights: The Quarantine and Inspection Agency (QIA) under the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries conducts random residue testing on imported livestock products. The regulatory response to detections depends on whether the finding exceeds the set maximum residue limit and the chemical type. Residue Detection Regulations for Imported Livestock Products The Quarantine and Inspection Agency (QIA) under the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries conducts random residue testing on imported livestock products: meat, poultry, dairy and eggs. (Note: Separately, KFDA tests imports of processed foods containing livestock product ingredients.) QIA?s response to a residue detection in imported (and domestic) livestock products depends on whether the finding exceeds the set maximum residue limit (MRL) and the type of chemical in question. A complete listing of all livestock-related MRLs as well as Korea?s default policy can be found in GAIN KS1146. In terms of chemical type, the compounds have been grouped into three categories - Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 - based on risk. The chemical grouping will determine the regulatory response to a residue violation in imported livestock products, as explained below. The following table identifies the compounds in each group. Group 1: contains less critical compounds. A residue violation will result in product rejection and heightened testing for the next five consecutive shipments from the affected plant. If there are no further problems, the frequency of inspections will return to normal. Group 2: contains compounds of medium concern. A residue violation will result in product rejection and suspension of the affected plant until the detection is confirmed as an isolated event and/or corrective actions have been implemented. The suspension will go into effect the day after the product is rejected. Once the plant is eligible to ship again, the first five consecutive shipments will be subject to testing. If there are no further problems, the frequency of inspections will return to normal. Group 3: refers to compounds currently in Groups 1 or 2 where new science warrants additional safety measures. A residue violation will result in product rejection, establishment suspension and, depending on the nature of the finding, inspections of all shipments from other export establishments until the safety of the product is verified. The decision to conduct inspections on all shipments shall be determined by QIA?s Risk Assessment Consultative Committee for Imported Livestock Products. Group 1(138) Abamectin, Albendazole, Amitraz, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Amprolium, Apramycin, Avilamycin, Azaperone, Azocyclotin, Bacitracin, Bambermycins, Bendiocarb, Benzylpenicillin, Bioresmethrin, Carazolol, Carbendazim, Cefacetrile, Cefalonium, Cefazolin, Cefoperazone, Cefquinome, Ceftiofur, Cefuroxime, Cephapirin, Cd Chlortetracycline/Oxytetracycline/Tetracycline, Clavulanic acid, Clopidol, Closantel, Colistin, Coumafos, Cyfluthrin, Danofloxacine, Decoquinate, Deltamethrin, Diclazuril, Dicloxacillin, Difloxacin, Dihydrostreptomycin/Streptomycin, Diminazene, Diquat, Doramectin, Doxycycline, Edifenfos, Enramycin, Eprinomectin, Erythromycin, Ethiofencarb, Ethopabate, Etrimfos, Fenbuconazole, Fenbutatinoxide, Febantel/Fenbendazole/Oxfendazole, Fensulfothion, Florfenicol, Fluazuron, Flubendazole, Flumequine, Flumethrin, Gentamicin, Glyphosate, Hygromycin B, Imidocarb, Isometamidium, Ivermectin, Josamycin, Kanamycin, Kitasamycin, Lasalocid, Levamisole, Lincomycin, Maduramycin, Marbofloxacin, Melengestrol acetate, Methacrifos, Methiocarb, Methomyl, Methoprene, Monensin, Moxidectin, Myclobutanil, Nafcillin, Nalidixic acid, Neomycin, Nicarbazin, Novobiocin, Oleandomycin, Orbifloxacin, Ormethoprim, Oxibendazole, Oxolinicacid, Paraquat, Pb, Permethrin, Penconazole, Phenthoate, Phoxim, Pirimicarb, Prochloraz, Propoxur, Pyriproxyfen, Ractopamine, Salinomycin, Sarafloxacin, Semduramicin, Spectinomycin, Spiramycin, Sulfachloropyrazine, Sulfaclorzine, Sulfadiazine, Sulfadimethoxine, Sulfadimidine, Sulfadoxine, Sulfamerazine, Sulfamethazine, Sulfamethoxazole, Sulfamethoxypyridazine, Sulfamonomethoxine, Sulfaquinoxaline, Sulfathiazole, Sulfisoxazole, Thiabendazole, Thiamphenicol, Tiamulin, Tilmicosin, Triadimenol, Trichlabendazole, Trichlorfon, Trimethoprim, Tylosin, Vinclozolin, Virginiamycin, Zeranol, Zoalene Group 2(82) 2,4,5-T ,2,4-D, Acephate, Aldicarb, Aldrin&Dieldrin, Bifenthrin, Carbadox, Carbaryl, Carbofuran, Chinomethionate, Chloramphenicol, Chlordane, Chlorfenvinfos, Chlorpromazine, Chlorpyrifos, Chlorpyrifos-methyl, Ciprofloxacin, Clenbuterol, Clofentezine, Cyhexatin, Cypermethrin, Cyromazine, Dapsone, DDT, Diazinon, Dichlorvos, Diethylstilbestrol, Diflubenzuron, Dimethipin, Dimethoate, Dimetridazole, Dioxins, Diphenylamine, Disulfoton, Endosulfan, Endrin, Enrofloxacin, Ethion, Fenarimol, Fenitrothion, Fenpropathrin, Fenpyroximate, Fenthion, Fenvalerate, Flusilazole, Furaltadone, Furazolidone, Heptachlor, Isofenphos, Kresoxim-methyl, Malachite green, Mecarbam, Medroxyprogesterone acetate, Methamidophos, Methidathion, Metronidazole, Monocrotophos, Nitrofurantoin, Nitrofurazone, Nitrovin, Norfloxacin, Ofloxacin, Olaquindox, Pefloxacine, Phenylbutazone, Phorate, Phosalone, Phosmet, Pirimiphos-methyl, Profenfos, Propargite, Propiconazole, Pyrimethamine, Quintozene, Ronidazole, Terbufos, Thiouracil, Triadimefon, Triazophos, Vancomycin, ?-BHC Group 3 Residues from Groups 1 and 2 when additional measures are required because of changes in science, as decided by QIA?s Risk Assessment Consultative Committee for Imported Livestock Products.
Posted: 04 April 2012

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