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Mapa: 89% of vegetables sold are safe for consumption in Brazil

Mapa: 89% dos vegetais comercializados são seguros para consumo
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Vegetables
Brazil
Regulation / Agreement
Supply Quality
Nov 19, 2021
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A survey released today (19) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) points out that most vegetables sold in Brazil are safe for consumption. According to the survey, 89% of the samples of products of vegetable origin analyzed by the National Plan for the Control of Waste and Contaminants (PNCRC) in Products of Vegetal Origin “are […]
A survey released today (19) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) points out that most vegetables sold in Brazil are safe for consumption. According to the survey, 89% of the samples of products of vegetal origin analyzed by the National Plan for the Control of Waste and Contaminants (PNCRC) in Products of Vegetal Origin “are within the level of compliance”. Also according to the study, which was carried out in 2019 and 2020, 49% of the products analyzed did not show any residue or contaminant. Another 40% had values below the maximum residue limit established in Brazil; and 11% had some type of non-compliance. Among the 11% that presented “non-compliance”, 10 percentage points are related to pesticide residues and one percentage point presented “contaminants”, such as Salmonella and mycotoxins. “Of the products that did not comply with the use of pesticides not allowed for the crop, we have common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata),” ...
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