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Greece's residue testing inches forward

Greek authorities are carrying out a co-ordinated control plan on the marketing and use of pesticide products, the European Commission's Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) says. The Office found in an April report that the Greek Ministry of Rural Development had not increased manpower, but had claimed staff were working more efficiently. The Ministry had responded to other FVO concerns on pesticide residue analysis. It was carrying out its own analyses of residues in food, imposing sanctions, while not relying on food business operators’ own checks, and had accredited three laboratories since 2007, with five more imminent. Some of its laboratories had progressed with demands to increase the range of substances that they analysed, but targets to allow analysis of more active ingredients had not been met. It has pledged to achieve a 20% increase in ais tested in 2009.



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