2013 NOP Organic Pesticide Residue Testing Results for Americert International
Americert International, per USDA National Organic Program regulations, annually conducts testing of 5% of all certified organic clients, for compliance with the USDA National Organic Program regulations. In 2013, Americert International focused on pesticide residue testing, and conducted residue testing of 2 certified organic operations or applicants. Samples were collected onsite from the respective operations and tested at a laboratory accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards, using a methodology intended to detect pesticide residues of specific concern as determined by USDA NOP guidance. The two operations tested in 2013 by Americert International were both reported by the lab to free of residues of prohibited pesticide residues.
If you are interested in reading a list of prohibited pesticides for which residue tests were conducted, please review the list here.