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Few pesticide worries in latest California sampling data

Almost four out of 10 samples of both domestically grown and imported fruits and vegetables that were put to the test by California showed no signs of pesticide residue — whatsoever. Coming two weeks after federal pesticide residue testing results for 2015 were released, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has come out with its own findings,… Continue Reading

CA Produce Testing Reveals Low or No Pesticide Residues

More than 96 percent of the fruits and vegetables for sale last year in California met federal pesticide safety standards, according to residue test results released Wednesday by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). The testing, using state-of-the-art equipment, was done by DPR scientists on 3,471 samples of produce, including 234 labeled as “organic,” which were… Continue Reading

CA Fines Six Firms for Selling Pesticide-Tainted Imported Produce

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has fined six companies that ignored warnings and repeatedly sold imported fruits and vegetables with illegal pesticide residues to predominantly ethnic minority customers. According to an agency statement released July 28, the fines range from $10,000 to more than $20,000 for violating pesticide laws and potentially endangering consumers…. Continue Reading

Tested CA Produce Shows Little or No Detectable Pesticide Residues

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced Tuesday that the majority of 2013 produce samples it tested had little or no detectable pesticide residues and posed no health risk to the public. Ninety-five percent of all California-grown produce, sampled by DPR in 2013, was in compliance with the allowable limits, the agency stated. DPR tested… Continue Reading