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Archived - Compliance List for Agricultural Chemical Residues

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Testing Requirements for Products on the Compliance List

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List of products and companies where violations were detected and are subject to detention until laboratory results demonstrate compliance
Product Brand Grower/Shipper/Packer Country of Origin Chemical MRL ppm Sample
Start date
Chives Agricola Aragon Mexico Imidacloprid 0.1 10502 2014-04-22
Eggplant (Indian) Sanjay Enterprises
Toronto ON
United States Chlorothalonil 0.1 02416 2018-01-08
Herb Mint Harvest Fresh Veg Pak Morocco Cypermethrin 0.1 12276/12559 2014-11-26
Lychee IVI Garden Green Ovautt China Carbendazim 0.1 11305 2012-08-30
Lychee Chong Loong Produce Ltd. China Daminozide 0.02 20126 2012-12-14
Mango Tropicalia UPA - Umbuzeiro Producoes Agricolas Brazil Thiabendazole 0.1 00322 2017-11-17
Orange Schoeman Schoeman Boerdery South Africa Dithiocarbamate 0.1 12046 2014-11-26
Orchid (edible) Mysko Jistrek Fruits Ltée Thailand Acephate, Fenobucarb, Carbendazim, Carbofuran, Chlorpyrifos, Cyhalothrin-lambda, Cypermethrin, 3-hydroxycarbofuran, Imidacloprid, Methamidophos, Methomyl, Profenophos, Pyridaben, Triazophos 0.1 291 2017-05-01
Peas (sugar or snow) Luscious Fresh Co. Ltd China Iprodione & Prochloraz 0.1 14164 2017-01-13
Spinach Arroyo Grande Talley Farms USA Cyfluthrin (I, II, III, IV) 0.1 40150B 2012-10-26
Spinach Bonipak Bonipak Produce Inc. USA Cypermethrin 0.1 10819 2014-03-06


Compliance action is taken as a regulatory control measure to prevent the marketing or removal of a product from the market that is known to be contaminated or adulterated. The compliance phase requires at least five lots to be tested at a recognized laboratory prior to marketing the product in Canada. The product will remain on compliance until five consecutive samples have indicated that residue levels are in accordance with the MRL. In the compliance phase, if a product sample is above the established MRL, the product cannot be sold or used as human food in Canada or in the case of imported products, may be returned to the country of origin.

A product in the compliance phase is placed on a compliance list. This list is updated on a monthly basis, or more frequently when products are added or removed. This list supersedes all previous ones.


Although every reasonable effort is made to provide accurate information on the Compliance list, there is no guarantee, warranty, assurance, undertaking or anything similar that the information provided is correct, accurate or current. The CFIA shall not be liable for any mistakes or inaccuracies in the Compliance list or for any loss resulting from or in connection with the use of or reliance on the information.

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