DOI: /10.5513/JCEA01/12.4.970

Original scientific paper

PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCT RESIDUES IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF SLOVENE ORIGIN FOUND IN 2008

2011, 12 (4)   p. 655-666

Helena BAŠA ČESNIK, Špela VELIKONJA BOLTA, Ana GREGORČIČ

Abstract

In the year 2008, 166 apple, bean, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, pear, potato and spinach samples from Slovene producers were analysed for plant protection product residues. The samples were analysed for the presence of 158 different active compounds using three analytical methods. In two samples (1.2%) exceeded maximum residue levels (MRLs) were determined which is better than the results of the monitoring of pesticide residues in the products of plant origin in the 27 European Union, Member States (EU MS) and 2 European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States: Norway and Iceland in 2008 (2.2%). The most frequently found active substance in agricultural products was dithiocarbamates. Products which contained 4 or more active substances per sample were apples and pears.

Keywords

gc/ms, lc/ms/ms, plant protection products, plant protection product residues, monitoring

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