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Illegal residue uptick in California

There was a slight increase in the proportion of fruits and vegetables with illegal pesticide residues in the US state of California last year but the vast majority had few or no residues. The latest monitoring by the California EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) shows that 43.5% of the 3,483 samples of more than 155 fruits and vegetables contained no residues and 51.5% had residues within legal limits. The DPR found that just under 5% of samples contained illegal residue levels in 2013 compared with 3.4% in 2011 and 3.6% in 2012 (Agrow No 677, p 15). Just under 4% of samples had residues of pesticides not approved for use on that commodity and 1% had residues in excess of tolerance limits.

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