Understand the Maximum Residue Level (MRL) Summary for Your Market

As you get results on specific residues, we will keep you aware of the acceptable levels of those residues in major global markets and the implications of results that exceed the MRL for your particular markets.

MRL (Maximum Residue Level) Analysis

Demand for comprehensive pesticide residue analysis for growers, processors and organic certifiers continues to expand as testing requirements for both domestic and export markets increases.

Results can be used to satisfy audit requirements for both GLOBALG.A.P., SQF and organic certifications. Enhanced reporting format is available for most commodities that includes a summary of results and comparison to Maximum Residue Levels (MRL) for the top 10 global markets.

Profiles and Screens Provided by PAL*

Comprehensive Profile

Comprehensive Pesticides Profile.pdf
• Broad screening technique for residue analysis in food and agricultural commodities
• Designed to cover the largest number of compounds using a single analysis
• Meets audit requirements for both GLOBALG.A.P. and SQF certifications
• Enhanced reporting summarizes results and includes Maximum Residue Levels (MRL) information for top 10 global markets for most commodities

Fruit MRL Pesticides Profile

Fruit Profile Flyer.pdf
• Targeted screen developed for tree fruits and berries
• Covers compounds registered domestically for tree fruits and berries
• Satisfies audit requirements for both GLOBALG.A.P. and SQF certifications
• Custom report compares results to MRL values from the top 10 global markets

National Organic Program Pesticides Profile

USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Profile.pdf
• PAL meets requirements of NOP 2611 (Lab Selection Criteria)
• Covers 85% of compounds identified in NOP 2611-1 (List of Prohibited Substances) and additional current use compounds
• Expanded testing capabilities for investigations such as spray drift or cross contamination
• NOP screening available to organic certifiers, growers, processors and buyers of organic commodities

Hops Profile

Hops Profile.pdf
• Includes compounds registered for use on hops in the United States
• Testing available for raw hops, hop pellets and liquid extracts
• To aid in export decisions, a summary report includes MRL information for the top 10 global export markets
• Method utilized was specifically developed for pesticide residues in hop and hop products
• Method JASBC 69(3):121-126, 2011 (LC-MS/MS)

Processed Foods and Ingredients

Processed foods and ingredients may be screened for pesticide residues much like agricultural commodities to comply with regulations, as well as customer specifications. While similar to raw agricultural commodities, processed foods can present challenges due to moisture content and co-extracted sample matrix. Examples of processed foods may include:

• Fruit and vegetable juices, purees and concentrates • Plant-based beverages (beer, wine)
• Dried herbs and spices
• Herbal extracts and concentrates
• Essential oils
• Seeds and nuts
• Method AOAC Official Method 2007.01, LCMS/MS and GC-MS/MS analysis

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