05/05/16: ‘Q mark’ rated fruits, veggies fail toxic residue tests

1720313Cabbages and watermelons, often regarded as pesticide-contaminated, turn out to be safe to eat, while more than half of the vegetables and fruits awarded the government’s “Q mark” for quality were found to have harmful residue levels, according to a recent food safety survey. The results were announced by the Thai-Pesticide Alert Network , which tested 138 samples of popular fruits and vegetables in Greater Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani during March 16-18.