FSANZ - Food Standards Australia New Zealand February 2015
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) sets Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for agricultural and veterinary chemicals in Australia. These MRLs are set at levels that "pose no risk to human health and are not likely to be exceeded if used in accordance with directions on the label". See the National Residue Survey (NRS)
for more details.
This Standard lists the maximum permissible limits for agricultural and veterinary chemical residues present in food. Foods are routinely tested to assess the levels of pesticide residues and compared against the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) allowed. See the link above for more detail on how MRLs are established.
If the Australian Governemnt is testing for these chemicals on food, then at some point some of these chemicals end up on food - even if at very small or even undetectable amounts.
Not all pesticides approved in Australia are tested for on Food. See National Residue Survey (NRS)
for reasons. And by No means are all foods tested. Actually very few fruits and vegies are tested. All Pesticides in this list are apporoved for use in Australia.
See our References
and Toxin Profiles
for additional details.