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First set of 2010 figures on pesticide residues released

The Pesticide Residues Committee (PRC) today published findings from its first quarterly report for food samples collected in 2010.

The report found that the majority of foods had no detectable residues and those that did contain pesticides were not likely to be harmful to health. Tests found that 214 out of 349 samples of 10 different foods tested had no detectable residues. A further 112 samples contained levels below the maximum residue level (MRL) – the legally permitted level.

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