Pesticide Residues in Food

Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits according to the latest monitoring report published by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The report reveals that more than 97% of food samples collected across the EU in 2015 were within legal limits, with just over 53% free of quantifiable residues. The figures are in line with those recorded in 2014. In its report EFSA also makes a number of recommendations for increasing the efficiency of the EU-coordinated and national control programmes.


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