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Results from the monitoring of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables on the Danish market, 2000-01.
Food Addit Contam. 2003 Aug; 20(8):742-57.FA

Abstract

To check compliance with the maximum residue levels in foods and to monitor the residue levels to enable an evaluation of the exposure of the Danish population to pesticides, a monitoring programme for pesticides residues in fruit and vegetables was performed. Sampling plans were designed based on previous findings and on consumption data. Samples (n = 4404) of mainly fresh conventionally and organically grown fruit and vegetables were collected at wholesalers and importers and at food processing companies. Of the samples, 3% were frozen products and 5% organically grown. Of the samples, 34% were of Danish origin, with 66% from other countries. Two accredited laboratories performed analyses of the samples using capillary gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and a spectrophotometric method. Reporting levels were set at the lowest calibration level or at the limit of determination. Residues were found in 60% of the samples of fruit but in only 18% of the vegetable samples. Residues above the maximum residue levels were found in 6% of all samples of fruit and in 2% of the vegetable samples.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Søborg, Denmark. mep@fdir.dkNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

13129791

Citation

Poulsen, M E., and J H. Andersen. "Results From the Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in Fruit and Vegetables On the Danish Market, 2000-01." Food Additives and Contaminants, vol. 20, no. 8, 2003, pp. 742-57.
Poulsen ME, Andersen JH. Results from the monitoring of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables on the Danish market, 2000-01. Food Addit Contam. 2003;20(8):742-57.
Poulsen, M. E., & Andersen, J. H. (2003). Results from the monitoring of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables on the Danish market, 2000-01. Food Additives and Contaminants, 20(8), 742-57.
Poulsen ME, Andersen JH. Results From the Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in Fruit and Vegetables On the Danish Market, 2000-01. Food Addit Contam. 2003;20(8):742-57. PubMed PMID: 13129791.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Results from the monitoring of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables on the Danish market, 2000-01. AU - Poulsen,M E, AU - Andersen,J H, PY - 2003/9/18/pubmed PY - 2003/12/3/medline PY - 2003/9/18/entrez SP - 742 EP - 57 JF - Food additives and contaminants JO - Food Addit Contam VL - 20 IS - 8 N2 - To check compliance with the maximum residue levels in foods and to monitor the residue levels to enable an evaluation of the exposure of the Danish population to pesticides, a monitoring programme for pesticides residues in fruit and vegetables was performed. Sampling plans were designed based on previous findings and on consumption data. Samples (n = 4404) of mainly fresh conventionally and organically grown fruit and vegetables were collected at wholesalers and importers and at food processing companies. Of the samples, 3% were frozen products and 5% organically grown. Of the samples, 34% were of Danish origin, with 66% from other countries. Two accredited laboratories performed analyses of the samples using capillary gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and a spectrophotometric method. Reporting levels were set at the lowest calibration level or at the limit of determination. Residues were found in 60% of the samples of fruit but in only 18% of the vegetable samples. Residues above the maximum residue levels were found in 6% of all samples of fruit and in 2% of the vegetable samples. SN - 0265-203X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/13129791/Results_from_the_monitoring_of_pesticide_residues_in_fruit_and_vegetables_on_the_Danish_market_2000_01_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=13129791.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -