New Report Highlights Pesticide Levels on Fresh Produce Sold in California

California Department of Pesticide Regulation data shows that 97% of all fresh fruit and vegetables tested by the department contain little or no pesticide residue.

The department also announced that more than three thousand produce samples were tested from some 500 businesses throughout the state.

Among other key findings, 37% of all samples had no detectable pesticide residues, while another 60% had residues below federal allowed levels.

Just 3% of all samples had illegal residue levels, and most of those are imported produce.