SURVEY MAY OVERSTATE PESTCIDE RESIDUE EXPOSURE, USDA SAYS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An annual federal survey of pesticide residue on fruit and vegetables concluded that of 6,873 samples analyzed in 1995, 263 contained traces of pesticide above government-regulated levels.help the Environmental Protection Agency determine residue levels in foods and estimate exposure to consumers.Of the fruits and vegetables analyzed, about 65% contained at least one pesticide

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An annual federal survey of pesticide residue on fruit and vegetables concluded that of 6,873 samples analyzed in 1995, 263 contained traces of pesticide above government-regulated levels.

help the Environmental Protection Agency determine residue levels in foods and estimate exposure to consumers.

Of the fruits and vegetables analyzed, about 65% contained at least one pesticide residue. The agency said that post-harvest pesticide applications were largely

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