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UK MRL violations inch up in 2011

Results of the annual pesticide monitoring study on food samples in the UK in 2011 showed maximum residue limit (MRL) violations in 3%, a slight increase over the figure of 2.8% in 2010 ( Agrow No 628, p 14). A total of 3,642 samples of 40 commodities were tested for various pesticides, resulting in over 742,842 food and pesticide combinations.



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