There are a few Phenolic based disinfectants listed on the APVMA website as registered for mushrooms (e.g. Phensol®, Bacrasan®) but they have had no MRL attached to this registration and as a consequence low level detections found during QA screening have caused issues on some mushroom farms using these products.

FSANZ have recently announced that there is now an approval in place for a MRL of 0.1 mg/kg for 2-Phenylphenol to cover “All other foods except animal food commodities”. This now means there will be a MRL to cover potential cross contamination of mushrooms. The full report is available on request.

For further information please contact Judy Allan – 02 6767 1057 or via email – judyallan@bigpond.com.