Dieldrin and farm produce – how can I reassure consumers that the produce I grow on the Bellarine Peninsula is safe?

Chemical residue monitoring programs under the National Residue Survey and by Agriculture Victoria, demonstrate a very high level of compliance with residue standards in Australian produce. 

Many producers participate in Quality Assurance programs and routinely undertake chemical residue testing of their produce to provide assurance to themselves, and their customers, that their produce is not contaminated. 

You may wish to undertake testing of your soil if you have reason to believe organochlorine chemicals may have been used on your property or if you feel this would provide additional assurance to you or your customers.

For further information you can contact your local Agriculture Victoria Chemical Standards Officer on 136 186.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 19 January 2022