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FDA ISSUES ITS ANNUAL REPORT ON PESTICIDE RESIDUE IN FRUIT, VEGETABLES, REMAIN EXTREMELY LOW
Agri-Pulse reports:

FDA has issued its latest annual report on pesticide residues in foods, this one covering testing that occurred during the 2019 fiscal year. Overall, about 1% of domestic samples and 11% of samples of imported products had chemical residues that violated EPA limits. Nearly three-quarters of the samples were taken from imports.

"These results are consistent with the trend of low levels of pesticide residue violations over the past 8 years," the agency says.

FDA is doing some additional sampling this year for cabbage, lemons, lettuce, and soybeans. The extra testing is targeted to commodities with violation rates near 10% and imported foods where FDA has relatively few samples.

To read the report click here.


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