High levels of pesticides in food imported to UAE

Produce had levels of pesticide that exceeded 'permitted limits in accordance with international standards'

The authority said the UAE had decided ‘for the health and safety of consumers, entry of chili peppers, mangoes and cucumbers’ will not be allowed ‘without a residue analysis report with each consignment’.
The authority said the UAE had decided ‘for the health and safety of consumers, entry of chili peppers, mangoes and cucumbers’ will not be allowed ‘without a residue analysis report with each consignment’.

Excessive levels of pesticides have reportedly been found in some fruit and vegetables imported from India.

Produce had levels of pesticide that exceeded ‘permitted limits in accordance with international standards’, the Indian agricultural export development authority has been told, sister publication Arabian Business reports. 

The discovery was following inspections by the Ministry for Climate Change and Environment and, consequently, exporters will now have to carry out new pesticide residue tests on chili peppers, mangoes and cucumbers before they can be approved for sale in the UAE, according to The National.

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Standards are set by Codex Alimentarius Commission, the food regulatory body for the United Nations and World Health Organisation.

The authority said the UAE had decided ‘for the health and safety of consumers, entry of chili peppers, mangoes and cucumbers’ will not be allowed ‘without a residue analysis report with each consignment’.

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