Residue monitoring plan for 2008 for drugs, pesticides and heavy metals for export of honey to the European Union

Residue levels of drugs, pesticides and heavy metals in food commodities, is becoming a major concern for food regulators all over the world. Since the residue levels cannot be changed drastically through various production techniques and because it is necessary to provide safe food to the consumers, it is essential that adequate monitoring should be in place to eliminate the possibility of the presence of the residues in food commodities in excess of the prescribed levels. The European Union, have desired that a residue-monitoring plan (RMP) for
honey be in place right from the supplier