Goats’ milk and milk shakes could be tested for pesticide residues for the first time under proposals drawn up by the Pesticides Residue Committee.
The independent body, which advises the government and the FSA, regularly tests liquid milk for residues, but is seeking industry views on whether its remit should be extended to testing other liquid dairy products. The PRC said: “We have just completed the third year of 300 [milk] sample surveys with no residues found.
“There are good reasons to retain milk in the survey because of its importance in the diet of young children, but the survey could be modified to include other sources of milk (eg goats’) and milk products (eg milk shake).”