Pesticide residues in food below standard

Pesticide residues in food below standard

Only 1.6 percent of the more than 77,000 samples taken in 2010, the European standards for pesticide residues in food were exceeded. According to a report by the European Food Safety Authority Goods relatively most exchanges were oats (5.3 percent), lettuce (3.4 percent), strawberries (2.8 percent) and peaches (1.8 percent). The lowest levels were measured in animal products (0.1 percent). When imported products (from outside the EU) was 7.9 percent of the samples exceeded the standard. Joey Atlas Scam

Products within the EU 1.5 percent exceeded the maximum legal limit. There were no significant differences between organic and ‘conventional’ products. In 3571 samples of organic products was 0.8% exceeded the standards established. According to the EFSA chemical residues in food for the long term or no risk to human health, although it was for 0.4 percent (79 in total of more than 18,000 samples) risk in the short term cannot be excluded. These conclusions are based on the scenario that the greatest quantities are taken from the product containing the highest residues of each particular pesticide.

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