What Pesticide Testing Do We Do?

Pesticide Testing – Exceeding Standards

Even though use of synthetic pesticides is not allowed on organic crops, “drift” from neighbouring conventional crops can infiltrate organic crops. Organic foods must not exceed Maximum Residual Limits (MRL’s) for the amount of pesticides present as set by Health Canada. These MRL’s can be used to help determine that organic farming practices are being followed, and helps to weed out “Organic Fraud”. This ensures that organic crops meet a higher standard of quality versus conventional crops. Although Canadian standards can keep our food supply safe, our experiences with our world-wide supply chain have taught us to be more vigilant regarding pesticide testing to achieve as close to a “100% pesticide-free” product. To do this, Just Juice is relying on the advanced detection capabilities from leading European testing facilities. These facilities test for a wider range of pesticides, and to greater detection limits. Just Juice’s internal Testing Standards for MRL’s far exceeds the Canadian Standards and can be up to 50 times more sensitive! We have adopted the stringent and highly respected BNN Orientation Value/IFOAM Pesticide Guidelines and test for over 595 pesticides that are approved for use in conventional agriculture - an astounding amount!

Our testing and quality control processes ensure that these pesticides do not contaminate our products throughout the complete supply chain involving various stages such as cultivation, transport, storage, packaging and market supply. This results in much of the Just Juice product containing vastly lower levels of pesticide residue, resulting in a higher quality product for you - our valued customer.