05 Jun '11, 12pm

Random USDA Testing Finds 34 Unapproved Pesticides on Cilantro: Photo: karen.tkr Hold the guacamole for just a

Hold the guacamole for just a moment and make sure that your cilantro is organic. Food safety came front and center this week when random USDA testing found 34 different varieties of pesticide residue atop a batch of conventional cilantro. The Chicago Tribune reports that when the USDA randomly tested a batch of cilantro for the first time in its 20 year program, it found 34 unapproved pesticides. According to the story : Azoxystrobin and captan are legal for use on potatoes but were found 16 times at levels that exceeded federal limits, the most such detections in this round of testing. Next on the list for excessive amounts of legal pesticides were imported asparagus and domestic spinach. "We would not pooh-pooh these violations," said Roy, of the FDA. "They all constitute adulterated food. But we are also talking about a relatively minor food. ... We have to be risk-bas...

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