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Certified Pesticide Residue Free

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Means that products are tested for pesticide residues and sets limits of detection for each specific pesticide residues. However this label does not mean that there were no pesticides used.

Certification company SCS requires all farmers, packers and distributors to submit a post-harvest report; full disclosure form; outlining all of the chemicals that are used throughout the shipping and marketing process. SCS performs on-site inspections, field sampling of products and laboratory analyses, in addition to residue testing. SCS does publish a list of pesticides tested in the program.

Learn more: Certified Pesticide Residue Free websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Certified Pesticide Residue Free's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

SCS Global Services (SCS)

Member of

ISO

Type

For-profit

Also manages

SCS FloorScore®, Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits, SCS Sustainable Choice, SCS Recycled Content, SCS Indoor Advantage, and SCS Certified Biodegradable


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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1986

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016