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Survey of imported green coffee beans for pesticide residues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8224325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The US Food and Drug Administration carries out incidence/level monitoring in order to acquire data on the presence and amounts of pesticide residues in particular commodity/chemical combinations. In the survey reported here, imported green coffee beans were analysed for a variety of pesticide chemicals. A total of 60 green coffee samples were collected from 21 countries that are major exporters of coffee to the United States. The samples were analysed for organochlorine/organophosphorus, N-methyl carbamate, benomyl group and EBDC residues. Four samples had detectable residues: chlorpyrifos, 0.01, 0.02 and 0.04 ppm and pirimiphos-methyl, 0.01 ppm. The majority (93%) of the green coffee samples analysed in this survey had no detectable pesticide residues.
R M Jacobs; N J Yess
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:    1993 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-16     Completed Date:  1993-12-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food and Drug Administration, San Francisco, CA 94102.
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MeSH Terms
Coffee / chemistry*
Food Contamination*
Pesticides / analysis*
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coffee; 0/Pesticides

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