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MRL Management

(Maximum Residue Limit)

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Food producers, manufacturers and distributors supplying global markets must comply with the maximum residue limits (MRL) of each country of import. Rely on SCS Global Services to guide your team at the beginning of the growing season and assist you through the maze of multi-country import MRL requirements. We help you determine the correct pre-harvest intervals necessary to meet the MRLs of most countries, and ensure that you comply with GLOBALG.A.P. pesticide risk assessment requirements.

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Our extensive pesticide decline curve data, compiled over 30 years, provides the guidance you need to pass every border without incident. These data cover all EU countries, Japan, Korea, and any USDA-listed country of import. If SCS has not worked with your crop or region, we can build custom decline curves, combining your existing testing and application data with regional variations.

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SCS MRL Management and testing applies to any fresh produce item. High-value fresh fruit and vegetable exports are prime candidates, such as table grapes, apples, berries, peaches and other stone fruit.

Prepare a Plan to Export

As you plan for your next growing season, select SCS to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of your pest management plan with our staff agronomists, chemists and entomologists.
  • Predict your residue levels for each product, using our extensive pesticide residue application database
  • Compare your predicted pesticide levels to each country's maximum residue levels (MRLs)
  • Determine which country of import MRLs present risks
  • Create an export plan that minimizes risk

Expert experience and knowledge of pesticides and usage patterns allow us to focus our tests on those classes of compounds most likely to result in residues that exceed the relevant MRLs. Targeted testing enables us to control costs and give you the information you need. At your request, SCS will work directly with your current pest control advisor (PCA) to keep your in-house team fully engaged and informed.

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