Document
Food Safety

Pesticide MRLs: Varying Global Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) From Apples to Carrots

Navigating varying pesticide maximum residue levels (MRLs) is essential to maintain product safety, consumer trust, and market access, but managing these regulations is a challenge in a global market lacking harmonization. Our infographic illustrates the variances in crop group definitions and MRLs between Brazil, China, Codex, the EU, and the U.S.

Navigating varying pesticide maximum residue levels (MRLs) is essential for maintaining product safety, consumer trust, and continued market access, but managing these regulations is a challenge in a rapidly-evolving global market lacking harmonization. 

Each market utilizes unique commodity terminologies, crop group definitions, and pesticide residue expressions in their MRL regulations. These variations can be difficult to identify and interpret across  countries. For example, as shown in the graphic below, each market has established the MRL relevant to difenoconazole on apple using different terms. 

Submit the form below to view the full infographic.

Pesticide Maximum Residue Level (MRL) Range for Various Commodities in Five Markets, as of June 2024

Source: FoodChain ID's Regulatory Limits Pesticides Module | MRL data from 6/1/2024

Newsletter subscription
I would like to be contacted by a member of the FoodChain ID team

We take your personal data and privacy seriously. By completing this form, you are confirming that you accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Stay up to date with our newsletter

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Interesting articles

Article
Food Safety

US FDA Revokes Brominated Vegetable Oil Authorization

Document
Food Safety

Market Entry Checklist for Pesticide MRL and Contaminant Limit Compliance 

Article
Food Safety

FoodChain ID Technical Director Karen Everstine, Ph.D., Shares Global Herb and Spice Pesticide Residue Trends During April ASTA Presentation

Article
Food Safety

Pesticide MRLs: Recent Challenges and Violations 

Article
Food Safety

State Food and Color Additive Bans: Unpacking the Impact on Your Products

Document
Food Safety

Staying Ahead of the Curve in Animal Feed Production