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Results from the monitoring of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables on the Danish market, 1998-99.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11569771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the Danish pesticide monitoring programme for fruit and vegetables was to check for compliance with the maximum residue levels in foods and to monitor the residue levels to assess the pesticide exposure of the Danish population. Sampling plans were designed based on previous findings and on food consumption data. Approximately 60% of the samples were selected on the basis of positive findings in samples from the previous 5 years. The remaining samples reflected the pattern of food consumption in Denmark. In addition, a rolling programme is maintained for commodities with a low consumption and no detected residues. Within each commodity, the sampling was randon. Samples (n = 4150) of mainly fresh, conventionally grown fruit and vegetables were taken throughout the chain of suppliers including food-processing companies. Of the samples, 300 were frozen products and 2% were organically grown. Of the samples, 35% were of Danish origin, with 65% originating from other countries. Three accredited laboratories performed analyses of the samples using capillary gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and spectrophotometric methods. Results were registered online into a central database. Residues were found in 54% of the samples of fruit but only in 13% of the vegetables. Residues above the MRL were found in 4% of all samples of fruit and in 1% of vegetables.
J H Andersen; M E Poulsen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-24     Completed Date:  2001-10-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  906-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Søborg.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas / methods
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid / methods
Fruit / chemistry*
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Spectrophotometry / methods
Vegetables / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pesticide Residues

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