14 Sep '15, 3pm

Two durian samples detected with pesticide residues exceeding legal limit

Two durian samples detected with pesticide residues exceeding legal limit Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (September 14) that two durian samples were detected with pesticide residues at levels exceeding the legal limit. The CFS is following up on the cases. A spokesman said, "The CFS collected the durian samples at two stalls at Kowloon Wholesale Fruit Market for testing under its regular Food Surveillance Programme. Test results showed that the two samples contained ethephon at levels of 5.2 parts per million (ppm) and 5.5 ppm i.e. 2.6 times and 2.75 times the maximum residue limit (2ppm) respectively. According to the preliminary information, the affected durians came from Thailand. The CFS will liaise with the Thailand authorities on the incident. "Based on the levels of pesticide resi...

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