Food products in Norway are almost free of pesticides

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The content of pesticide residues in Norwegian food products is very low, according to the FSA (Mattilsynet).

More than 98 percent of the samples were analyzed in 2015 were within the established limits, written by the FSA on their websites.

In all 1,305 fresh, frozen or processed foods which are analyzed Broccoli, capsicum and carrot was among the foods that were found for the residues of pesticides.

The items selected for analysis, guided by a national three-year plan and the EU coordinated monitoring program. Among the 1305 samples there were 65 percent imported and 35 percent coming from Norwegian-produced goods.

The study is coordinated by the Food Safety Authority and conducted by the Norwegian Institute for bio-economy.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today