Tests Verify U.S. Food Supply is Safe

April 20, 2017

steak dinnerThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported that laboratory examinations confirm the safety of foods U.S. consumers eat.

Based upon an annual series of tests performed at facilities across the nation under the Pesticide Data Program (PDP), the agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service compiles a report on pesticide residues on fresh and processed fruits and vegetables and peanut butter. The 2016 tests included more than two million analyses.

According to USDA officials, the results “help assure consumers that the food they feed themselves and their families is safe. Over 99 percent of the products sampled through PDP had residues below EPA tolerances.”

A laboratory operated by the staff members of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services participated in the testing.

For more information about the report, click here.