A maximum residue limit (MRL) is the highest amount of an agricultural or veterinary (agvet) chemical residue that is legally allowed in a food product sold in Australia
whether it is produced domestically or imported.
help enforcement agencies monitor whether an agvet chemical has been used as directed
to control pests and diseases
in food production.
How are MRLs for food set?FSANZ’s roleWho monitors and enforces chemical residue levels in food?What about New Zealand?Variations to MRLsMore information