FDA: Pesticide levels in most domestic and imported foods meet EPA legal limits

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues the results of its fiscal year 2016 Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program.

FDA tested for 711 pesticides and industrial chemicals across 7,413 total samples. The results, when compared to previous years’ findings, remained consistent. Most samples were below tolerance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2,670 domestic food samples were tested–99 percent of which were found to be in compliance with federal pesticide residue standards.

4,276 imported food samples were tested–90 percent of which were found to be in compliance with federal pesticide residue standards.

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