International Maximum Residue Levels

Maximum residue levels (MRLs) vary by pesticide, commodity (or spice) and country.  For the most accurate information, please consult As noted by USDA, the database contains maximum acceptable levels of pesticides and veterinary drugs in food and agricultural products in the United States, as well as 70 other countries, the European Union and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

The USDA notes that the database is an external site, maintained by a third party. Users are advised that international regulations and permissible maximum residue levels (MRLs) frequently change. Although the database is updated frequently, the information in it may not be completely up-to-date or error free. Additionally, commodity nomenclature and residue definitions vary among countries, and country policies regarding deferral to international standards are not always transparent. This database is intended to be an initial reference source only, and users must verify any information obtained from it with knowledgeable parties in the market of interest prior to the sale or shipment of any products. In order to access the information you will need to sign up for log in credentials.