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Costa Rica counters agchem residue concerns

Improvements in the official pesticide control system in Costa Rica and self-regulation of food business operators “generally” assure EU authorities of compliance on residues of the country’s fruit exports. That is among the key findings of the European Commission’s Health and Consumers directorate general’s food and veterinary office (FVO) following a mission study in late 2009. However, the report highlights concerns following several notifications of “unacceptable” pesticides residues in food from Costa Rica within the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).



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