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EFSA: Pesticide adherence above 97% for third consecutive year, no measurable pesticide residues on 53% of food samples

4:22 AM MDT | May 23, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that the level of residual pesticides in food samples tested in the latest monitoring program falls within the permissible limits in over 97% of samples tested. These results are part of the fifth annual report on pesticide residues in food in 27 EU member states plus Norway and Iceland. The report by EFSA’s pesticide unit is based on analysis of more than 79,000 food samples conducted by national food authorities in 2011. “The EU report on pesticide residues in food shows that adherence...

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