The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published its Pesticide Residue Monitoring 2016 Report. The report discusses testing of 711 pesticides and industrial chemicals from 7,413 total samples. The report states that the results were consistent with previous years’ results. Two groups of samples were taken — those from domestic foods and those from imported products.
Ninety-nine per cent of the samples from domestic products and 90 per cent of those from imported foods comply with federal standards. No detectable levels of pesticide residues were found in 52.9 per cent of domestic and 50.7 per cent of imported human food samples.