UK: Pesticide safety advice to be revoked?
The Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) will consider revoking pesticide safety advice aimed at children when it meets later today (Thursday 18 October). The advice, originally issued by the Government's Chief Medical Officer in 1997, is that fruit and vegetables should be peeled before being given to small children. The advice is now routinely given by Government departments in response to inquiries about pesticide residues in food.
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