The U.S. Government Accountability Office has issued a report related to its
review of the federal government’s oversight of pesticide residues in food.
More specifically, the report discusses the congressional watchdog’s analysis
of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service and USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service pesticide residue data, the data’s reliability, and the agencies’ methods
for sampling foods for testing. Among other things, GAO recommends
improvements in FDA’s methodology and disclosure of the limitations in both
agencies’ monitoring and data collection efforts.

 

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