Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


EU agchem residue detections rise

The latest EU statistics on pesticide residue monitoring show slight increases in detections of residues in some commodities but a decline in the percentage exceeding maximum residue limits (MRLs), the European Commission says. The 2006 survey, which covered the EU, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, analysed 65,810 samples of fruit, vegetables, cereals and processed products. Of these, 54% contained no detectable residues, while 42% contained residues below MRLs and 4.4% exceeded MRLs. In 2005, the comparable figures were 54.3%, 41% and 4.7%, respectively ( Agrow No 532, p 10).


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts