Mexico opens new agchem detection centre
Mexican authorities have opened a new headquarters for their national pesticide and contaminants reference centre, the CNRPyC. The HQ has been moved from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to Tecamac, Mexico state. The move is part of a strategy “to modernise and improve our plant diagnostic operations”, the Mexican food quality and health service, the Senasica, says. They include carrying out analyses for pesticide residues in fresh food, and monitoring pests and diseases in plants. “The unit will strengthen preventive and corrective actions in the correct use of pesticides,” the Senasica adds.