Journal of Commerce Staff | Sep 27, 1987 8:00PM EDT
U.S. Department of Agriculture found a new violation of pesticide residue levels in a shipment of Australian beef to the United States, said Nancy Robinson, director of information, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The Agriculture Department found that levels of a fly spray, chlorpyrifos, exceeded legal limits. The legal limit is 2.0 parts per million. They found 2.2 ppm, Ms. Robinson said.
The meat was processed after May 25, the date Australia intensified its residue detection procedures.
But the USDA is not alarmed to find a small number of violations in post- May 25 meat, Ms. Robinson said.