The California company, Best Oriental Produce Inc. was penalized $10,000 and agreed to put control measures in place to prevent sales of produce with illegal pesticide residues in California.


The settlement was assessed for illegal methomyl residues on long beans and illegal captan residues on bitter melon, both imported from Mexico by Best Oriental Produce.


DPR Chief Deputy Director, Chris Reardon, stated that, “Most fresh produce samples we test every year have no detectable pesticide residues. We hold growers, distributors and importers accountable when they violate our pesticide laws designed to ensure the safety of the food supply.”


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Posted 11/11/2011