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USDA reports 99 percent of foods tested are below pesticide residue limits

1 month ago   |   By Food Safety News

For its 31st annual report on pesticide residues in food, the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA has good news.
“In 2021, over 99 percent of the samples tested had residues below the tolerances established by the EPA with 24.0 percent having no detectable residue,” according to the report released on Dec. 26.
Referred to as the Pesticide Data Program , the testing program checked 10,127 samples in 2021. Of those samples, 94 percent were fresh and processed fruit and vegetables. Fresh and processed fruit and vegetables tested during 2021 were: blueberries , broccoli, cantaloupe...
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