European Body Gives Clearance to South India Tea on Lower Residues

September 19, 2016

European Tea Committee (ETC) recently gave clearance to South India Tea on low incidence of residues and low residue levels. ETC completed the surveillance data on analysis of pesticide residues in Tea and the results are delighting as the incidence of low residue levels in South Indian tea rarely approach European Union’s limit, said N Dharmaraj, President, UPASI.

The clearance given by ETC will open up the channel for the product in the global market especially within the EU, but the growers should take all the precautionary measures to keep the residues far below the MRL (minimum residue limit), he further added. Indian tea plantations are now following the Plant Protection Code (PPC), which makes its mandatory for grower to use only approved agro-chemicals.