80 pieces of fruits and vegetables sold in Taiwan failed to pass the pesticide residue sampling test, well-known mass merchandisers, supermarkets, and hot pot industries were on the list
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Published Nov 14, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration of Taiwan announced the results of pesticide residue monitoring in fruits and vegetables. Out of 944 samples, 91.5% were compliant with regulations while 80 were not. The unqualified items included Chinese cabbage, imported radish, grapes, passion fruit, leafy vegetables, and vegetables from hot pot restaurants.
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The Food and Drug Administration of the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced today (13th) the monitoring results of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables sold in Taiwan from July to August this year. A total of 944 agricultural products were sampled, of which 864 were in compliance with regulations, with a pass rate of 91.5%, and 80 were unqualified. Including Chinese cabbage and imported radish from the well-known mass merchandiser Carrefour, grapes, passion fruit and imported radish from the supermarket chain Quanlian, imported radish from the Associated Press, as well as leafy vegetables and vegetables from hot pot restaurants Chikuma, Mala, Chiba, etc. Grapes, etc. were all found to be unqualified. In order to ensure the safety of consumers when eating fresh fruits and vegetables, the Food and Drug Administration monitors pesticide residues in commercially available imported and domestic agricultural products, and jointly implements the "112th Annual Pesticide ...