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#1 pad

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:34 AM

Hello to everybody

 

We are a small 'trading' company based in the Netherlands mainly importing fresh packed vegetables and herbs from Africa for European Retailers. I want to set the MRL frequency for every product taking into account also sourcing area. However, I have limited data bases (only RASFF) to use for my risk analysis. Hence, for some products there are no registered incidents at all. Any recommendation would be appreciated



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

here is a Global G.A.P.  Criteria regarding your point:-

 

A risk assessment that concludes that there is no need to undertake residue analysis shall have identified that there is:
- A track history of 4 or more years of analytical verification without detecting incidences (e.g. exceedances, use of non-authorized PPPs, etc.)
- No or minimal use of PPPs - No use of PPP close to harvesting (spraying to harvest interval is much bigger than the PPP pre-harvest interval)
- A risk assessment validated by an independent third party (e.g. CB inspector, expert, etc) or the customer


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:20 PM

Hello to everybody

 

We are a small 'trading' company based in the Netherlands mainly importing fresh packed vegetables and herbs from Africa for European Retailers. I want to set the MRL frequency for every product taking into account also sourcing area. However, I have limited data bases (only RASFF) to use for my risk analysis. Hence, for some products there are no registered incidents at all. Any recommendation would be appreciated

 

Hi pad,

 

What is MRL ??


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:45 AM

Hi pad,

 

What is MRL ??

 

In our analysis world it means Maximum Residue Level, don't know if it's the same for pad?



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 07:01 AM

In our analysis world it means Maximum Residue Level, don't know if it's the same for pad?

 

Yes I agree but MRL of/for what ??.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

Yes I agree but MRL of/for what ??.

 Hello Charles,

Yes I mean pesticide residues. on fresh vegetables (peas, beans) and herbs.

I want to make a sampling plan for testing residues for all products we receive before we ship them to our retailers. Of course we cannot afford to send every lot for residue analysis.

I was advised by the auditor during our IFS broker and Logistic audits to use the RASFF site for my risk analysis. Therefore, I check how many incidents took place the last 4 years and i use the same frequency for my tests. I do not have enough history in my company and that's why i am using those external data bases. However, for some products there is no history at all. So my target is to conclude in a final table showing how often we will test or request by our suppliers a lab analysis.

 

Product   Mangetout  Sugar snaps Garden peas  beans Area   Kenya   5 months 6 months 5 months 4 months Zimbabwe         6 months Egypt         6 months Peru         6 months Guatemala       6 months Rwanda         6 months

 

I hope it is more clear now  :ejut: . Thanks a lot for your comments 



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:19 AM

 Hello Charles,

Yes I mean pesticide residues. on fresh vegetables (peas, beans) and herbs.

I want to make a sampling plan for testing residues for all products we receive before we ship them to our retailers. Of course we cannot afford to send every lot for residue analysis.

I was advised by the auditor during our IFS broker and Logistic audits to use the RASFF site for my risk analysis. Therefore, I check how many incidents took place the last 4 years and i use the same frequency for my tests. I do not have enough history in my company and that's why i am using those external data bases. However, for some products there is no history at all. So my target is to conclude in a final table showing how often we will test or request by our suppliers a lab analysis.

 

Product   Mangetout  Sugar snaps Garden peas  beans Area   Kenya   5 months 6 months 5 months 4 months Zimbabwe         6 months Egypt         6 months Peru         6 months Guatemala       6 months Rwanda         6 months

 

I hope it is more clear now  :ejut: . Thanks a lot for your comments 

 

Hi pad,

 

Thks for clarification.

 

I anticipate that a variety of non-compliant chemical pesticides having  variable MRLs may be involved.

 

Sounds like a case for Sherlock Holmes, or an XY Risk matrix.

 

Good Luck !


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Charles.C





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