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Government research shows that vegetable products sold in Brazil are safe for consumption

Updated Nov 19, 2021
Research shows that 89% of the samples of products of plant origin analyzed are within the compliance level. This means that vegetables sold in Brazil are safe for consumption, informs the Ministry of Agriculture, which carried out the survey in 2019 and 2020 and considered the National Plan for the Control of Residues and Contaminants in Products of Vegetal Origin (PNCRC/Vegetal).
São Paulo, 11/19/2021 - The survey was released this Friday (19), in the Official Gazette of the Union (DOU). According to the survey, of the 89% of compliance indicated in the analyses, 49% had no residue and contaminant and another 40% had values below the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) established in Brazil. Only 11% of the samples showed some type of non-compliance. Of this total, 10 percentage points represent non-conformities related to pesticide residues and 1 percentage point showed the presence of contaminants such as Salmonella and mycotoxins. The products that showed non-conformities due to the use of pesticides not allowed for the crop, are common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). The ministry fined the product packaging companies and has been working together with the Brazilian Bean Industry Association (Abifeijão), the Brazilian Beans and Pulses Institute (Ibrafe), the Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA) and the Brazilian ...
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