The compliance rate for farmers with the National Residue Control Plan (NRCP) in 2018 was 99.76% according to the Department of Agriculture.

The NRCP covers the testing for banned substances, approved medicines, pesticides and environmental contaminants. In total, there were 42 non-compliances detected out of 17,344 samples tested from across eight food-producing species, as well as milk, eggs and honey.

The eight food-producing species are cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, poultry, farmed game, wild game and aquaculture.

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