Understanding Pesticide Residue and Maximum Residue Limits

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A primer on pesticide residue and how MRLs are set at a global level.

The idea of controlling pests dates as far back as 2500 B.C. From using soaps to copper sulfate to DDT, industry has evolved in how it controls pests in agricultural crops. In a video shot at Food Safety Tech’s 2015 Food Labs conference earlier this year, Angela Carlson of SGS discusses the regulations involving maximum residue limits (MRLs) as well as how MRLs are set at a global level.

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