Europe agreed to maintain limits on agrochemicals on pineapple
The European Union has maintain the residue levels for Ethepon agrochemical on pineapples, thereby eliminating the uncertainty that reigned since March.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Ethepon is an agrochemical that is used to help with ripening and the final color of pineapples that are exported.
Starting November, regulations will allow lower limits for the agrochemical known as Ethepon.
The country has stopped using the chemical which is used to disinfect floors and eliminate pests in crops such as melon, because of its impact on the ozone layer.
European Union technicians will evaluate the usage of agrochemicals in pineapple, melon and mango plantations and packing plants.
The United States has zero tolerance for the presence of chemicals like carbendazim, detected in two shipments of orange juice exported from Costa Rica.
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