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Peruvian veg presents no illegal agchem residues

The presence of pesticide residues on vegetables at retailers in Peru is within permitted FAO/Codex limits, according to analysis of initial samples from the Peruvian plant health inspection service, the Senave. The authority took samples of tomatoes, potatoes, onions, peppers and carrots from four supermarkets and tested for the presence of pyrethroid insecticides among others. No residues of banned organochlorine or organphosphate insecticides were found. Further analyses from a wider range of domestically produced and imported vegetables and fruits taken from 37 supermarkets are to be analysed. They will include leafy vegetables. The samples were taken from retailers last year and in the early months of this year.


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