The USDA Pesticide Monitoring Program for Foods Consumed in the United States
Join the Department of Food Science and Nutrition for this FDSN Seminar Series event featuring guest speaker Shanker Reddy, an interdisciplinary scientist in the Science & Technology Monitoring Programs Division’s Pesticide Data Program (PDP) of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
The residue data on foods consumed in the US generated annually by the USDA Pesticide Data Program are used for setting MRLs and dietary risk assessments by EPA and following up on violations by FDA. Furthermore, the annual report shows that more than 99 percent of the foods tested had no residue violations or lower than the established tolerances. This wholesomeness of the fruit and vegetables marketed in the US should encourage consumers to include them in their daily dietary intake.