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UK pesticide residues monitoring

18 January 2018

The Pesticide Residues in Food Expert Committee has published the latest findings of its rolling reporting programme which forms part of the UK’s pesticide residues monitoring plan.

The findings for samples taken in October 2017 are:

 

Beans with Pods                              

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                     

1 sample from Jordan contained residues of acephate at 1.3 mg/kg (MRL=0.01*) and methamidophos 0.05 (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                             

1 sample from UK contained a residue of flonicamid (sum) at 0.1 mg/kg (MRL=0.09). The risk assessment screen identified that none of the residues detected by the laboratory would be expected to have an effect on health                    

                               

Prepared Fresh Fruit                      

1 sample from Egypt contained a residue of BAC (sum) at 0.2 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                        

1 sample from UK contained a residue of chlorate at 0.05 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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