AU: National Residue Survey results
Apple & Pear Australia Ltd: The apple and pear industry has once again shown high compliance with chemical residue testing as the results of the 2014-15 National Residue Survey are announced. Every year the National Residue Survey tests Australian apple and pears for a range of chemical residues and environmental contaminants. It has been operating since 1998 and is funded by the statutory levies on apples and pears.
The apple and pear programme covers random residue monitoring which ensures the industry can meet quality assurance and certification requirements for domestic and international markets. In 2014-15, a total of 294 apple and 92 pear samples were collected and analysed, and the results were compared with the relevant Australian Standards. The overall compliance rate in this period was 98.6 per cent for apples and 97.8 per cent for pears.