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New Report Finds 97% of Fruits and Vegetables Sampled in California Meet Pesticide Safety Standards

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently released the 2021 California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report showing that 97% of domestically grown and imported produce samples collected in 2021 had either no detectable pesticide residues or had residues within the allowable federally-established tolerances. In addition, more than 98% of produce samples labeled as “grown in California” had no residues or tolerances that exceeded allowable levels.

The 2021 report’s findings are based on 3,444 produce samples collected at approximately 500 locations.
Federally established tolerances identify the maximum allowable residue level of a specific pesticide on food that provides a ‘reasonable certainty of no harm.’

Thank you California farmers for your ongoing efforts to produce safe food for all of us to eat.

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