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UK MRL violations marginally up in 2013

Violations of pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) inched up to 2.3% in the UK last year, according to results of the annual pesticide monitoring study on food samples. That was up from 2% in 2012 (Agrow No 673, p 15). A total of 3,549 samples of 44 types of food commodities were tested for various pesticides in 2013, resulting in over 834,101 food and pesticide combinations.



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