Earlier this week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its 2017 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) residue monitoring results. The new USDA report states: “The PDP annual summaries consistently show that 99 percent of sampled products had residues below EPA tolerances. The PDP data demonstrate that overall pesticide residues found on foods tested are at levels below the tolerances established by EPA and pose no safety concern. Based on the PDP data, consumers can feel confident about eating a diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.”
These results are remarkably similar to USDA results from previous years as well as residue findings from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state sampling programs.
You can review the USDA PDP report here.