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Pesticide Residues in Foods Imported into the United States

  • John R. Wessel
  • Norma J. Yess
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 120)

Abstract

The agricultural uses of pesticide chemicals and the resulting residues of pesticides in food are complex topics involving scientific, legal, and public policy issues that are often misunderstood. They are emotional topics that prey upon the perceptions of consumers who are concerned about the ‘poisons’ present in the foods they eat. Pesticides are also a rallying point for environmental and consumer advocacy groups who argue in opposition to what they frequently allege is the unrestricted use of pesticide chemicals in agriculture that are harmful to both the environment and consumers. Because of all the above concerns, the use of pesticides in food production and the occurrence of residues in the food supply are current subjects for Congressional debate and legislative reform.

Keywords

Pesticide Residue Pesticide Chemical Food Commodity Endosulfan Sulfate Violation Rate 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Wessel
    • 1
  • Norma J. Yess
    • 2
  1. 1.Food and Drug AdministrationOffice of Regulatory AffairsRockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Food and Drug AdministrationCenter for Food Safety and Applied NutritionUSA

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