​Due to a significant increase in the  fees associated with  access to global MRL information sources, the National Residue Survey (NRS) has closed  the NRS Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) Web database and removed the web  link from this page.

The following web links provide access to alternative databases which may be used to access information on the MRLs established in Australia and the major export markets of industries supported by NRS.


Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Instrument No. 4 (MRL Standard) 2012
Food Standards Code – Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Schedule 20 – Australian maximum residue limits (MRLs)
Schedule 19  – Food Standards Australia New Zealand Contaminants and Natural Toxicants

USA and international

Global MRL database – A service of Bryant Christie Inc (subscription required to access in depth MRL data). A free service is available.

Codex Alimentarius Commission

Pesticide Index – Codex Alimentarius International Food Standards


Maximum Residue Limits for pesticides - Health Canada- Consumer Product Safety

European Union

EU - Pesticide database– European Commission – Food safety

Hong Kong

Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation – Hong Kong Centre for food safety  


Search engine for MRLs - The Japan Food Chemical Research Foundation - List of Agricultural Chemicals in Foods

South Korea

Pesticides and Veterinary Drugs Information- Food Safety Korea

New Zealand

MPI pesticide maximum residue limit database – New Zealand Food Safety
Food Notice: MRLs for Agricultural Compounds– Ministry for Primary Industries - Requirements for food sold or produced in New Zealand


Pesticide information – Department of Agriculture – Ministry of Agriculture and agro-based industry Malaysia

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