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Title: Standard for the Tolerance of Heavy Metals in Plant Origin CH
Abolished Date: 2019-08-15
Category: Ministry of Health and Welfare(衛生福利部)
Article 1
This Standard is prescribed in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.
Article 2
Maximum tolerance of Lead in edible plant origin shall meet the following Table. (Wet weight basis except crops harvested solely for dry crop)
┌───────────┬─────┬────────────┐
│ \ Metals│ Lead │ Applies scope │
│Food Category \ │ │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │The maximum tolerance │
│Leafy vegetables │0.3 ppm │also applies to Brassica│
│ │ │leafy vegetables. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Head cabbages and │
│ │ │kohlrabi, Cauliflower │
│ │ │and broccoli, Brussels │
│ │ │sprouts ("buttons" only)│
│Brassica vegetables │0.3 ppm │. │
│ │ │The maximum tolerance │
│ │ │does not apply to │
│ │ │Brassica leafy │
│ │ │vegetables. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Whole commodity after │
│ │ │removing tops and │
│ │ │adhering soil. Potato │
│Root and tuber │0.1 ppm │must peel. │
│vegetables │ │The maximum tolerance │
│ │ │does not apply to │
│ │ │celeriac. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Dry onions and garlic │
│ │ │must removal of roots │
│Bulb vegetables │0.1 ppm │and adhering soil and │
│ │ │whatever parchment skin │
│ │ │is easily detached. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Whole commodity after │
│Fruiting vegetables │0.1 ppm │removal of stems. │
│ │ │Sweet corn and fresh │
│ │ │corn without husk. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Legume Vegetables │0.2 ppm │Including edible pods. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Including edible crops │
│Pulses │0.2 ppm │harvested solely for dry│
│ │ │seeds. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Peanuts │0.2 ppm │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Berries and other │0.2 ppm │ │
│small fruits │ │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Other vegetables and │0.1 ppm │ │
│fruits │ │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Herbs and Spices │0.3 ppm │ │
│(fresh) │ │ │
└───────────┴─────┴────────────┘
Article 3
Maximum tolerance of Cadmium in edible plant origin shall meet the following Table. (Wet weight basis except crops harvested solely for dry crop)
┌───────────┬─────┬────────────┐
│ \ Metals│ Cadmium │ Applies scope │
│Food Category \ │ │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │The maximum tolerance │
│Leafy vegetables │0.2 ppm │also applies to Brassica│
│ │ │leafy vegetables. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Head cabbages and │
│ │ │kohlrabi, Cauliflower │
│ │ │and broccoli, Brussels │
│ │ │sprouts ("buttons" only)│
│Brassica vegetables │0.05 ppm │. │
│ │ │The maximum tolerance │
│ │ │does not apply to │
│ │ │Brassica leafy │
│ │ │vegetables. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Whole commodity after │
│ │ │removing tops and │
│ │ │adhering soil. Potato │
│Root and tuber │0.1 ppm │must peel. │
│vegetables │ │The maximum tolerance │
│ │ │does not apply to │
│ │ │celeriac. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Celeriac and Parsnips │0.2 ppm │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Rhubarb: leaf stems only│
│ │ │. │
│Stalk and stem │0.1 ppm │Globe artichoke: flower │
│vegetables │ │head only. │
│ │ │Celery and asparagus: │
│ │ │remove adhering soil. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Dry onions and garlic │
│ │ │must removal of roots │
│Bulb vegetables │0.05 ppm │and adhering soil and │
│ │ │whatever parchment skin │
│ │ │is easily detached. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Whole commodity after │
│Fruiting vegetables │0.05 ppm │removal of stems. │
│ │ │Sweet corn and fresh │
│ │ │corn without husk. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Legume Vegetables │0.1 ppm │Including edible pods. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│ │ │Including edible crops │
│Pulses │0.1 ppm │harvested solely for dry│
│ │ │seeds.The maximum │
│ │ │tolerance does not apply│
│ │ │to soy bean. │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Soy beans │0.2 ppm │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Peanuts │0.2 ppm │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Other vegetables and │0.05 ppm │ │
│fruits │ │ │
├───────────┼─────┼────────────┤
│Herbs and Spices │0.2 ppm │ │
│(fresh) │ │ │
└───────────┴─────┴────────────┘
Article 4
This Standard shall be implemented from the date of promulgation.
Web site:Laws & Regulations Database of The Republic of China