FY 2015 Pesticide Analysis Demonstrates Residue Levels Remain Low

In a report issued today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that 98% of domestic and 90% of imported foods tested in FY 2015 were compliant with federal pesticide residue limits.

Pesticides combat pests that may affect crop yield in human and animal food crops. Certain trace amounts of pesticides, or pesticide chemical residues, may remain in or on some foods. The FDA’s role is to ensure that pesticide chemical residues in or on foods comply with the limits that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes based on the applicable federal safety standard.

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