GENERAL, CURRENT OVERVIEW OF THE RESIDUAL SITUATION OF GOODS TRADED IN GERMANY
The German trading companies Dohle, EDEKA / Netto MD, Globus, METRO (Real, METRO Cash & Carry), Norma, REWE and tegut … operate joint residue monitoring of pesticides in fruit and vegetables, which is carried out by HDE Trade Services GmbH (HTS), a 100% subsidiary of the Handelsverband Deutschland eV.
The aim of the joint fruitmonitoring.com is to get a general, up-to-date overview of the goods traded in Germany and their backlog situation. In cooperation with vertical quality assurance systems, possible deficiencies should already be avoided at the production stage and the subsequent process stages.
For this purpose, the results of the laboratory tests for pesticides in fruit and vegetables of the participating companies and their suppliers are entered in a central database and evaluated anonymously according to product, product group, origin and active ingredients.
Fruitmonitoring.com offers cooperation with all systems and standards. For this purpose, if limit values are exceeded by participants in systems or standards, a message is sent to the respective system or standard that deviations have been found in one of their system or standard participants. This means that the system or the standard has the option of checking the relevant system or standard participant and eliminating the deviation.
The project is financed by the commissioning fees per sample in the fruit monitoring and is collected by the laboratories that post the results. No membership fees are charged for the companies (producers, wholesalers and retailers). The project has no profit-making intent.