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EU: Contaminated fruit and vegetables, a record for Turkey

Updated Nov 2, 2022
658 notifications were received by the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (Rasff) during the 2021/2022 campaign due to the high presence of pesticides in fruit and vegetable products. - was intended for member countries of the European Union and came both from producers of third countries and from European countries themselves.The record of reports belongs to Turkey, which between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022, received 356: a number that appears far apart from the other countries listed by the system. The most contaminated product were peppers, considering that they have presented a greater number of cases of excessive presence of pesticides. There were 85 batches reported in total and in a high percentage of cases they were destroyed when the Community borders were reached.In the ranking of products with high pesticide residues, peppers are followed by grapes and lemons with 78 cases each, while accounted for a total of 56 cases. The rest of the ...
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