April 8th – According to the European Union News Agency quoted by the European Union News Agency on April 7th local time, the European Food Safety Agency released a latest investigation report.\
In 2019, pesticide residues found in strawberries, cabbage and grapes increased, and they were found in crops such as fish, lettuce, apples and tomatoes. The existing pesticide residues have decreased.
It is reported that the European Food Safety Agency has tested 96,302 samples in 2019, and the pesticide residues of 96.1% of the samples tested meet the legal limit.
Compared with 2016, pesticide residues of peaches, lettuce, apples and tomatoes decreased, and pesticide residues such as strawberries, cabbage and grapes increased.
In the sampling and testing of crops such as apples, cabbage, lettuce, peaches, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes and grapes, about 53% of the samples collected did not show quantifiable pesticide residues.
45% of the samples contained one or more residues with concentrations of pesticide residues below or equal to the allowed range. 2% of the samples contain pesticide residues beyond the statutory scope.