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UK pesticide residues in food monitoring programme

20 November 2017

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

Beans with Pods                    

One sample from Malaysia contained residues of methamidophos at 0.04 mg/kg (MRL=0.01*) and methomyl (sum) at 0.5 mg/kg (MRL=0.1). 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 Kenya contained a residue of profenofos at 0.9 mg/kg (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.                 

One sample from India contained residues of propiconazole at 0.02 mg/kg (MRL=0.01*) and profenofos at 0.04 mg/kg (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.               

One sample from India contained a residue of dimethoate (sum) at 0.03 mg/kg (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               

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 sample from UK contained a residue of chlorate at 0.03 mg/kg (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             

One sample from UK contained a residue of chlorate at 0.02 mg/kg (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             

One sample from UK contained a residue of chlorate at 0.03 mg/kg (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              

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