What is EU MRL?
Red Sichuan peppercorns are a commonly used spice, but within the European Union (EU), their use is subject to maximum residue limit (MRL) standards to ensure food safety. Here are some methods that may help ensure that red Sichuan peppercorns meet the EU MRL.
How to make red Sichuan peppercorns satisfying EU MRL?
In general, after more than 10 years of experience accumulation, red Sichuan peppercorns that truly meet EU MRL stands are very scarce. It is not possible to get as much as you want. Only through harsh natural environment, scientific and reasonable sampling, small batches of goods, and multiple testing and strict screening can Sichuan peppercorns that truly meet EU MRL stands emerge.
Know the MRL standards: Before selling red Sichuan peppercorns on the European market, make sure you know the applicable MRL standards. These standards may vary depending on the type of product, its use and where it is grown. We are very familiar with the European MRL standards.
Choose compliant products: The growth environment of Sichuan red pepper is very important. We first choose the planting base of red Sichuan pepper to meet the pure natural environment, such as deep in the mountains, away from densely populated areas in orchards, etc. This can ensure that air pollution, heavy metal pollution, and accidental pollution by drones spraying pesticides are avoided. By continuously publicizing the EU MRL standards, we can cultivate conscious suppliers or manufacturers to purchase red Sichuan peppercorns that meet the standards. The production process, picking, handling and transportation of the product can all affect residue levels, and these aspects need to be controlled in the construction of standard plants.
Agricultural Practices: If you are a producer, adopt good agricultural practices, including the correct use of pesticides and fertilizers, to minimize the risk of residues. Follow European Union guidance on pesticide use and residue standards.
Monitoring and testing: Each batch is tested and scientifically sampled. It is put into storage only after it has passed multiple tests every time. Regularly monitor and test for pesticide residues in red Sichuan peppercorns. Ensure these tests comply with EU regulations and standards.
Recording and Traceability: Keep detailed records of the production and supply chain of red Sichuan peppercorns so that the origin and production process of the product can be traced if necessary. This is important to ensure compliance and transparency in the market.
Please note that it is very important to ensure that red Sichuan peppercorns comply with EU MRL standards to avoid products being refused entry to the European market. If in doubt, it is recommended to consult a professional food safety expert or attorney to ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
Quality of Sichuan peppercorns
The quality of Sichuan red pepper determines the price. First of all, it must comply with EU MRL stands. Secondly, look at the color, smell, and taste; finally, look at the humidity and impurity content (branches, leaves, black seeds, etc.).
If you want to purchase Sichuan peppercorns, you need to know your own market. Know what quality Sichuan pepper the market demands. This way we can have a standard to communicate with us.
Each batch of Sichuan peppercorns may vary.