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Pesticide Residue Free and SCS Global Services

Certificación Libre de Residuos de Plaguicidas

Frutas, verduras, cereales, fibra y semillas

Demuestre que sus frutas frescas o procesadas, verduras, cereales, zumos, fibra y semillas, cumplen con las normas más estrictas de residuos de plaguicidas en el mercado hoy en día- Certificación Libre de Residuos de Plaguicidas. La certificación es una prueba de que sus productos no contienen residuos de plaguicidas dentro de los límites de detección del laboratorio, 0.01 ppm! Este logro supera con creces los requisitos del gobierno, satisface a los minoristas y otros clientes y proporciona la seguridad que muchos consumidores están buscando para ellos mismos y sus familias.

SCS es el principal certificador mundial de alimentos libres de residuos de plaguicidas, en colaboración con los agricultores más innovadores en todo el mundo mediante tratamiento convencional, integrado de plagas y métodos orgánicos, así como con los minoristas de alimentos.

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Detalles del Programa

Manejo del residuo de plaguicidas

La Certificación  Libre de Residuos de Plaguicidas es una gestión de los residuos de plaguicidas y  programa de seguridad de los productos a disposición de los productores que utilizan métodos convencionales, de manejo integrado de plagas, de agricultura orgánica y biodinámica. Con los años, los agricultores han descubierto que pueden ajustar sus aplicaciones de agroquímicos y ahorrar dinero mediante el monitoreo de los residuos.

Garantía de Certificación

La certificación garantiza que el producto cumpla con los límites máximos de residuos (LMR) para cada mercado de exportación, así como las especificaciones de los compradores minoristas más exigentes. Las pruebas de laboratorio se llevan a cabo utilizando los protocolos aprobados por el gobierno.

Criterios de Certificación

La certificación requiere que no se detecten residuos por encima de los límites de confianza del laboratorio de detección. Para la mayoría de los pesticidas, este nivel es de 0.01 ppm, que es de 10 a 1,000 veces más estricto que el requerido por la ley. Este nivel responde a la definición universal de “límite de detección”.

Certification Guarantee

La certificación garantiza que el producto cumpla con los límites máximos de residuos (LMR) para cada mercado de exportación, así como las especificaciones de los compradores minoristas más exigentes. Las pruebas de laboratorio se llevan a cabo utilizando los protocolos aprobados por el gobierno.

Certification Criteria

La certificación requiere que no se detecten residuos por encima de los límites de confianza del laboratorio de detección. Para la mayoría de los pesticidas, este nivel es de 0.01 ppm, que es de 10 a 1,000 veces más estricto que el requerido por la ley. Este nivel responde a la definición universal de “límite de detección”.

Strict Scientific Protocols

La certificación está respaldada por estrictos protocolos científicos de inspección, muestreo y prueba. Los protocolos de inspección dirigidos permiten a SCS hacer pruebas a esas áreas del campo o lugar de cultivo con más probabilidades de tener residuos. Las pruebas se basan en el uso real de plaguicidas para proporcionar la máxima precisión de los resultados.

Complementary Services

También ofrecemos certificación organica, análisis de sabor y nutrición, control LMR y auditoría y capacitación de inocuidad de los alimentos para productores y minoristas. Pregúntenos acerca de nuestra gama completa de servicios.

Process

  1. Apply for Certification

    Complete and submit the SCS Application, providing our audit staff with basic information about your operational practices.

  2. Authorize a Proposal

    We prepare a scope of work proposal, timeline, and quote. If the proposal meets your needs, you  sign a work order.

  3. Production Information Disclosure

    Complete a production disclosure form describing pre-harvest and post-harvest pesticide use, any known historic containment issues, and supply SCS with historical records.

  4. Sampling

    Field samples are collected based on specialized protocols, then shipped to our lab.

  5. Laboratory Analysis

    Samples are analyzed using multi-residue analysis plus specialized analyses as needed to encompass all pesticides used or likely to leave residues.

  6. Results

    SCS evaluates test results in order to determine compliance with standards.

  7. Certification Decision

    Products that successfully meet the Pesticide Residue Free standard are certified. All certified products are included on the SCS Certified product list.

  8. Maintaining Certification

    Certificates are valid for one year. Annual retesting is required to maintain your certification.

Benefits

Pesticide Residue Free certification allows you to:

  • Differentiate your products from your competitors
  • Meet market demand from consumers who want assurance that products meet this stringent standard
  • Build strategic advantage by meeting all export market specs
  • Guarantee that you meet food processor purity requirements
  • Qualify for preferred purchasing by retailers
  • Market pesticide residue free status during transition to organic
  • Fine-tune your agrochemical applications and save money
  • Take the first step toward achieving sustainability
  • Meet or exceed residue testing requirements of GlobalG.A.P., Tesco’s Nature’s Choice, and SQF

FAQs

How does Pesticide Residue Free (PRF) Certification work?

SCS asks for your pesticide disclosures in advance with the objective of reviewing which pesticides, if any, could be a problem in testing.  Based on this information, we can then coach you through the process of meeting decline curves and adjusting your pre-harvest intervals. Samples of fruits and vegetables are then collected from the field or packing shed and lab tested for pesticide residues. To be certified, your produce must have no pesticide residues down to the limits of lab detection, a standard much tougher than the government’s and even tougher, in many cases, than organic residue limits. Products that become certified can be labeled with the SCS Kingfisher certification mark.

How does Pesticide Residue Free Certification compare to USDA Organic certification?

Organic and Pesticide Residue Free are complementary certifications.  SCS certifes both of these claims.  Pesticide Residue Free certification is an end-product quality claim that can apply to organic or non-organically produced products.  Certified Organic refers to growing foods in a manner consistent with the requirements of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) or other country recognized programs. Organic certification under the NOP does not require that foods be tested to guarantee that they are pesticide residue free, or that they meet a pesticide residue free standard down to the limits of laboratory detection (generally 0.01 ppm). USDA standards allow Certified Organic foods to have residues that equal up to 5% of the US EPA tolerances for any registered pesticide.

How thorough is the Pesticide Residue Testing Program?

SCS’s Pesticide Residue Free standard of 0.01 ppm is up to one thousand times stricter than the levels of pesticide residue allowed under EPA tolerances (i.e., legal levels). Testing procedures typically cover residues on the skin as well as in the flesh the fruit or vegetable. Pesticide Residue Free certified products are tested not only for pesticides in use by the grower, but also for residues that may be present in the environment. The Pesticide Residue Free program has been continuously audited by the California Department of Food & Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Agriculture since 1987.

How does pesticide testing support producers?

Testing gives precise feedback to farmers, helping you fine-tune your practices to minimize chemical use. Certification also supports farmers in transition to organic, as well as offering an option for crops that cannot be grown organically. Certification requires growers to use biological controls, biopesticides, and other less toxic options when available and effective, giving them a public claim that sets their products aside as preferable to many health and environmentally conscious retailers and consumers.

What if I am exporting product overseas?

The SCS PRF Program guarantees your products will meet the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) of all importing countries worldwide based on the internationally recognized standard of .01 ppm for no detected residues. Producers interested in an ongoing program may be interested in SCS’s MRL Management Program.

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