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EU calls for Brazil to improve agchem residue controls

An EU report has highlighted weaknesses in Brazilian pesticide controls that have led to alerts following the import of food products to the trading bloc. Several authorised pesticides in Brazil are not registered in the EU, and deficient implementation of the national pesticide residue monitoring system have combined to produce “recent” EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notifications. The report comes from the European Commission’s Health and Consumers Directorate General’s food and veterinary office (FVO).



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