28 Jul 2010

Action wanted over pesticide residue results

12:56 pm on 28 July 2010

The Pesticide Action Network and the Soil & Health Association want urgent investigations by the Food Safety Authority into the results of its latest pesticide residue survey.

The annual Residue Surveillance Programme tested a range of domestic and imported produce, including bananas, broccoli, cucumbers, grapes, and wheat.

The FSA says the survey has raised no health or food safety concerns, although it did throw up a large number of non-compliant samples for one of the crops surveyed, bok choi or pak choi.

However, Dr Meriel Watts of the Pesticide Action Network says the results are the worst she's seen.