Pesticide Residue Tolerance

Business / Agriculture / Pesticide Residue Tolerance: The amount of pesticide residue allowed by regulation to remain in or on a food sold in interstate commerce. Whenever a pesticide is registered for use on a food or a feed crop, a tolerance (or exemption from the tolerance requirement) must be established. The Environmental Protection Agency establishes the tolerance levels, which are enforced by the Food and Drug Administration and USDA.

Other Words for Residue

Residue Adjective Synonyms: remainder, leftover, surplus, remains, rest, excess, dregs, residuum
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Other Words for Tolerance

Tolerance Adjective Synonyms: open-mindedness, toleration, forbearance, broad-mindedness, permissiveness, magnanimity, indulgence, sufferance, patience, freedom from bigotry or prejudice
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Restricted-Use Pesticides

Business / Agriculture / Restricted-Use Pesticides: A pesticide may be classified for restricted use if it requires special handling because of its toxicity. These may be applied only by trained, certified applicators or those under their direct superv MORE

Residue

Science / Chemistry / Residue: 1. The substances left after an evaporation or distillation. 2. A recognizable molecular fragment embedded in a larger molecule; for example, amino acid 'residues' within a protein. MORE

Plant-Pesticide

Business / Agriculture / Plant-Pesticide: As proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (November 23, 1994), plant-pesticides are all substances responsible for pest resistance in plants, as well as the genes needed for production of the MORE

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