Defra Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF)

Last updated:
18 November 2011
The Pesticide Residues Committee has been replaced by the Defra Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food. They provide independent scientific advice on pesticide residues in the UK's food.

The Committee advises Ministers and the Chief Executives of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) on the planning of surveillance programmes for pesticide residues in the UK food supply and the evaluation of the results, and procedures for sampling, sample processing and new methods of analysis.