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Reports claiming high pesticide residue on Indian herbs, spices “false and malicious”: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has unequivocally refuted recent media reports alleging higher pesticide residues in Indian herbs and spices, labeling such claims as "false and malicious." In a press release, the food safety regulator clarified that India maintains some of the most stringent standards globally regarding Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for pesticides, with regulations tailored to the risk assessments of various food commodities.   Pesticide regulation in...

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