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UK pesticide residues monitoring programme

31 August 2017

The rolling results for samples of beans with pods, grapes, okra potatoes and prepared fresh fruit collected in June 2017 have been published here.

Beans with Pods              

One sample from Mexico contained a residue of dimethoate (sum) 0.3 (MRL=0.02*). The risk assessment screen identified that none of the residues detected by the laboratory would be expected to have an effect on health    

               

Grapes

None of the residues detected by the laboratory would be expected to have an effect on health.

               

Okra     

One sample from Pakistan contained a residue of lufenuron 0.06 (MRL=0.02*). The risk assessment screen identified that none of the residues detected by the laboratory would be expected to have an effect on health         .

One sample from Jordan contained a residue of thiamethoxam 0.04( MRL=0.01*).  The risk assessment screen identified that none of the residues detected by the laboratory would be expected to have an effect on health.  

               

Potatoes             

None of the residues detected by the laboratory would be expected to have an effect on health.

               

Prepared Fresh Fruit      

One organic sample from Belgium contained a residue of DDAC (sum) 0.01 (MRL=0.1). The details of this sample have been passed to the team in Defra that deals with organic produce.           

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