Iftikhar aid that under this project PARC was establishing one accredited Centre of Excellence of Pesticide Residue
at federal level at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Chakshahzad Islamabad and satellite labs one each in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
More than 97% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) contain pesticide residue
levels that fall within legal limits, with just under 55% of samples free of detectable traces of these chemicals.
A laboratory for testing pesticide residue
in vegetables and fruits has been inaugurated at the Abu Samra border post by Dr Saleh bin Ali al-Marri, assistant secretary-general for medical affairs, at the Supreme Council of Health (SCH).
The nectarine samples all exceeded the 2013 US EPA tolerance of 1ppm for the pesticide residue
testing being carried out in Sa'ada, the country's main source of Pomegranates.
levels in fish from the Kiti River were lower than in fish from Lake Qarun in Egypt that contained [SIGMA]DDT concentrations of 2-68 ng/g fresh weight .
USDA on May 24 released its much-anticipated annual report on the amount of pesticide residue
found on foods and in water, and said only a very small portion of the food samples tested had residues that exceeded EPA limits.
When the time for harvesting comes, harmful elements in pesticide residue
should have faded out completely from crops," he added, "this is not true in most cases.
The newsletter covered artificial sweeteners, pesticide residue
, and meat supply safety.
A quarter of the vegetables and fruit tested in supermarkets in southern China's Guangzhou have been found to contain banned pesticides or pesticide residue
exceeding the standard, Greenpeace said Monday.
The report also mentioned five areas that are expected to experience sound growth: surface-associated bacteria inspection, food-poisoning simplified inspection, pesticide residue
inspection, allergen inspection, reagents for ATP system, and automated viable cell counting system.
Department of Agriculture Pesticide Data Program (PDP), a national pesticide residue