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   FDA Report Findings Complement USDA PDP, State Sampling Results
by The Alliance for Food and Farming
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:03AM EST

Last week the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released 2015 sampling data results which found 98% of the foods sampled had pesticide residue levels below tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency and about 50% of all sampled foods had no detectable residues at all.

Sound familiar?  That’s because the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Pesticide Data Program had similar results.  USDA found that 99.8% of foods sampled had no detectable residues or the levels found were well below EPA tolerance levels.  These results have led the USDA to repeatedly state that residues do not pose a concern for consumer health.

And, complementing those federal sampling programs are state programs which conduct their own sampling.  In California, where a majority of the fruits and veggies are grown, the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s annual sampling program found that 97% of foods sampled had residues below EPA tolerances with 40% of the samples showing no detectable residues at all.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: The Alliance for Food and Farming


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