Pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables from South America – A Nordic project

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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The aim of this study was to investigate the amount of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables from South America. A total of 724 samples of 46 different fruits and vegetables from eight South American countries were collected in 2007. In 19% of the samples no residues were found, 72% of samples contained pesticide residues at or below MRL, and 8.4% of samples contained pesticide residues above MRL. Thiabendazole, imazalil and chlorpyrifos were the pesticide most frequently found. Thirty-seven pesticides were found with frequencies higher that 1% in the samples. The results emphasize the need for continuous monitoring of pesticide residues, especially in imported fruits and vegetables.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFood Control
Publication date2011
Volume22
Issue11
Pages1701-1706
ISSN0956-7135
DOIs
StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 13

Keywords

  • South America, Pesticides, Fruit and vegetables, Residue analysis
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