Chemical Residue Monitoring for the Fodder Industry

McMullen Consulting Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-012002

  • Project stage: Current

  • Project start date: Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Project completion date: Friday, May 31, 2024

  • National Priority: FCR-Continued access to export markets


On behalf of the fodder industry the project will review and monitor market requirements for chemical residues. The process will involve regular monitoring of market regulations and specifically maximum residue limits (MRLs) for all chemicals of consequence to the export fodder sector as well as heavy metals and mycotoxins. This will be achieved by reviewing the various advice notices provided by markets and through monitoring the regulations as listed on their websites. Upon review of the changes and the impact on existing or potential markets, advice will be provided to exporters. Following feedback from exporters, as required, consultation will occur with the Australian Government on the impacts on supply to those markets and the possibility and content of a government to government submission to alter the proposed MRLs. The outcome of those deliberations will be provided to the export fodder sector.
Communication will occur with the fodder industry on all aspects of chemical use that relate to market access. Where requested, the consultant will provide advice on applicable MRLs for each market and other market information as relevant. Communication will also occur as required with stakeholders in the fodder supply chain including growers, grower groups and various regulators.


Export Fodder

Research Organisation

McMullen Consulting Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The objectives of the project are:
a) To co-ordinate the review of changing MRLs in fodder markets.
b) Ensure stakeholders are aware of any changes and the impact on industry is considered.
c) Seek industry agreement on the impact of those changing regulations and MRLs.
d) Agree on a strategy with industry and government on any request to alter those changes.
e) Where changes cannot be altered, seek agreement from the fodder & other industries on appropriate management strategies to manage exports and compliance with MRLs. This includes appropriate communication packages (i.e. on the impact of chemical use) to those using chemicals such as growers and their advisors.
f) The project, via the review process, will provide a central location for industry enquiries on market regulations, MRLs and general chemical information to be maintained.