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Toxic residue concept


The word “Toxic Residue”, according to the royal food convention (yr 2522), and announced by the heal ministry (case no. 153, yr 2538) defines the word to be “pesticide” or its variants, such as conversion products, metabolites, reaction products or poisonous contaminants in food.

The word “Pesticides” refers to “chemicals that are used to protect, kill, destroy, attract, fend off or control unwanted animals or plant-enemies, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, nematocides, fumigants, plant growth regulators, including chemicals used in the food manufacturing process. Starting with the growth of agricultural products, storage, transportation and selling. This includes chemicals used before and after harvesting to prevent deterioration during transportation.

From the meaning of toxic residue and pesticide, it is clear that these meaning covers chemicals that are used in every process. Starting from the manufacturing process until it reaches the consumer. When these chemicals are used, there must not be any residue, or if there are some residues, they must not exceed the safety limit according to the Consumer protection law.

The Health Ministry announced in their 163th announcement (year 2538) that the standard value account are as follow:
1.) Account 1:
Limits the amount of toxic residue that occurs due to unavoidable reasons (ERL = Extraneous Residue Limit). This applies in the Chlorine group with 4 chemicals: Chlordane, DDT, Aldine, Dildrin Heptachlor
2.) Account 2:
Limits the amount of toxic residue from usage (MRL = Maximum Residue Limit). This applies to 11 types of chemicals, categorized based on the types of each agricultural products, summing up to 250 values.

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