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US FDA catching up with residue data

Some 98.4% of domestic food samples analysed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 complied with pesticide tolerances, according to the latest figures issued last month. The third release of annual residue monitoring data by the FDA in the past 12 months shows that the compliance rate was similar to the 98.1% and 98.6% seen in 2010 and 2009 (Agrow No 677, p 15).



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