India adopts strict norms for maximum limit of pesticide residues in foods: Government

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is taking samples of branded spices, including MDH and Everest, sold in the domestic markets to ensure that they comply with its quality norms. The authority does not determine the quality of the spices to be exported.

New Delhi. The government on Sunday said India has the strictest standards for pesticide residues in food items. Also, food regulator FSSAI rejected reports that high levels of pesticide residues are allowed in spices and herbs. Earlier, Hong Kong’s food regulator had banned some spices of two leading Indian brands MDH and Everest over the alleged presence of pesticide ethylene oxide in samples.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is taking samples of branded spices, including MDH and Everest, sold in the domestic markets to ensure that they comply with its quality norms. The authority does not determine the quality of the spices to be exported. The Union Health Ministry said in its statement that the maximum amount of pesticides in different food products varies based on risk assessment.

“Some media reports are claiming that FSSAI allows 10 times more pesticide residues in herbs and spices,” the ministry said. Such reports are false and malicious.” The ministry said India has very stringent standards for Maximum Residue Limit (ML).

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