DA-BAFS

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards

"...ensure consumer safety and promote competitiveness of Philippines agriculture and fishery products."



KNOW YOUR FRUITS, UNDERSTAND CROPS’ MRLs


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April 26, 2022. Have you ever been alarmed with news circulating on the use of pesticides in fruits or vegetables?  Do you want to understand more about pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs)?

This month, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) releases three posters to promote common understanding of pesticide MRLs in bananas, pineapples, and mangoes.

MRLs, according to Codex, is the highest level of pesticide residue that is legally tolerated in or on food and feed when pesticides are applied correctly in accordance with Good Agricultural Practice (GAP).  Since exposure to large quantities of pesticides or above the allowed MRL can cause adverse effects on human health, farmers are encouraged to comply with GAP.

BAFS develops various knowledge products to promote common understanding of the provisions of Philippine National Standards (PNS).  Posters provide a simple and easy-to-understand visual representation of the PNS.

More posters will be released in the coming months, so keep an eye out. For the latest news and updates, like the BAFS official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/da.bafs.  You can also read the posters and other published KPs on the Bureau’s website at www.bafs.da.gov.ph. ###

 

Mango MRLs Poster

Pineapple MRLs Poster

Banana MRLs Poster

 



Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) Online ISSN: 2719-177X
Published by the BAFS Information and Communications Team





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