Centre says its norms for maximum residues limit are stringent

The Maximum Residue Limits of pesticides for spice products were increased from 0.01mg/kg to 0.1mg/kg by the FSSAI.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 06, 2024 | 3:00 PMUpdatedMay 06, 2024 | 3:00 PM

Indian spices

The Union government on Sunday, 5 May, asserted that India has one of the most stringent norms to avoid pesticide residues in food items. The clarification comes amid a ban imposed by the Hong Kong food regulator on certain spice mixes of two leading Indian brands MDH and Everest over the alleged presence of pesticide ethylene oxide in their samples.

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