Agricultural Produce (Chemical Residues) Regulations 1985



    4. Method of determination

    For the purpose of determining the agricultural chemicals present in agricultural produce, the agricultural produce examined shall consist of the whole agricultural produce and the results of the analysis shall be expressed in milligrams of the residue per kilogram (mg/kg) of the whole agricultural produce except in the case of the following agricultural produce, which shall be examined subject to the modifications specified below

    (a) bananas crown tissue and stalk shall be removed and discarded;

    (b) tree nuts shells shall be removed and discarded;

    (c) strawberries caps (hulls) shall be removed and discarded;

    (d) melons stems shall be removed and discarded;

    (e) corn (Zea mays) stems and outer sheaths (husks) shall be removed from the ears and discarded (only the corn kernels shall be examined);

    (f) pineapples the crowns (leaves at the top of the fruit) shall be removed and discarded;

    (g) passionfruit skin shall be removed and discarded;

    (h) eggs shells shall be removed and discarded;

    (i) stone fruits stones shall be removed and discarded;

    (j) root vegetables where a maximum residue limit is specified in relation to a root vegetable including tops or with tops and the tops and the root are marketed together, they shall be analysed separately and neither the residue on the roots nor the residue on the tops shall exceed the maximum residue limit.

    [Regulation 4 amended in Gazette 11 Jun 1996 p. 2432.]



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