Contamination of food as a result of use of pesticides, veterinary drugs and other compounds including prohibited substances can result in undesirable presence of residues in food and can have an adverse impact on public health
and international trade.
The Food Contaminant and Residue Information System (FCRIS) is a resource on chemical food contaminants with a focus on Codex food standards/guidelines and reducing the incidence of food trade rejections as a result of chemical
contaminants and violative levels of residues. FCRIS provides information relating to food contaminants and residues, including chemical and toxicological data on pesticides and veterinary drugs as well as methods of analysis fit for national residue surveillance