Harmonization residue-approach on EU-level needed

flagsThe results of the Dutch quality and residue-monitoring system BIOKAP in 2009 show that residue contamination is a serious harmonization topic for the organic sector in and outside the EU. The good news is that 81,2% of all analyses are absolutely free of residuecontaminations. This means 18,8% show values above the detection-limit. Of the total amount of 901 analyses 2,9% contains residues above the action-value. This is more or less in line with the Öko-monitoring of the Baden-Wurtemberg.

The results of the Dutch quality and residue-monitoring system BIOKAP in 2009 show that residue contamination is a serious harmonization topic for the organic sector in and outside the EU. The good news is that 81,2% of all analyses are absolutely free of residuecontaminations. This means 18,8% show values above the detection-limit. Of the total amount of 901 analyses 2,9% contains residues above the action-value. This is more or less in line with the Öko-monitoring of the Baden-Wurtemberg.