The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) recently released its 2017 Pesticide Residues in Fresh Produce Report. Through the survey, the CDPR discovered 96 percent of samples had either no detectable pesticide residues or the residue levels were considered within tolerances established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The CDPR report correlated with the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) results provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which found 99 percent of the foods sampled had either no detectable residues, or the residues were below levels established by the EPA.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also conducted pesticide sampling which reflected the results provided by the USDA.
These three separate reports continue to validate that the fresh produce supply is safe, consumers should have confidence with the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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