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40 CFR 180.151 - Ethylene oxide; tolerances for residues

(a) General. (1) Tolerances are established for residues of the antimicrobial agent and insecticide ethylene oxide, when used as a postharvest fumigant in or on the following food commodities:

CommodityParts per million
Herb and spice, group 19, dried, except basil7
Licorice, roots7
Peppermint, tops, dried7
Sesame, seed7
Spearmint, tops, dried7
Vegetable, dried7
Walnut50

(2) Tolerances are established for residues of the ethylene oxide reaction product, 2-chloroethanol, commonly referred to as ethylene chlorohydrin, when ethylene oxide is used as a postharvest fumigant in or on food commodities as follows:

CommodityParts per million
Herb and spice, group 19, dried, except basil940
Licorice, roots940
Peppermint, tops, dried940
Sesame, seed940
Spearmint, tops, dried940
Vegetable, dried940

(b) Section 18 emergency exemptions. [Reserved]

(c) Tolerances with regional registrations. [Reserved]

(d) Indirect or inadvertent residues. [Reserved]

[65 FR 33695, May 24, 2000, as amended at 74 FR 46696, Sept. 11, 2009]

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