Analytics

Here we present a retrospective monthly summary of remarkable results from the residue analysis in fruit & vegetable performed in our own laboratories.

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1) Critical results with respect to max. residue level (MRL) utilization (July & August 2022)

Product

active substance

utilisation MRL[%]*

Origin

Apples

Trinexapac

4000

Germany

Fluazifop (after hydrolysis)

950

France

Blackberries

Dithiocarbamates

620

Serbia

Celery

1,4-Dimethylnaphthalene

3.000 (!)

France

2.400 (!)

France

230

France

Aclonifen

510

France

290

France

210

France

Chlorpropham

690

France

320

France

Linuron

17.000 (!)

unknown

400

unknown

Chilli

1,4-Dimethylnaphthalene

250

unknown

Sum Fipronil, F.-sulfone

200

unknown

Kohlrabi

lambda-Cyhalothrin

220

Austria

Lemons

Brompropylate

210

South Africa

Lime

2,4,5-T (after hydrolysis)

410

unknown

Fluazifop (after hydrolysis)

280

unknown

Picoxystrobin

270

Brazil

Haloxyfop (after hydrolysis)

270

unknown

Chlorthalonil

220

Brazil

Mango

Acephate

300

India

Peanuts

4-CPA

250

Egypt

Rhubarb

Nicotine 1)

390

Denmark

Strawberries

Dimethoate

210

Turkey

© Data from measurements at AGROLAB LUFA GmbH.

* Please note, that only from a MRL utilization of 200% and above a product is no longer marketable!
+) not regulated metabolite


2) Critical results with respect to ARfD utilisation (July & August 2022)

Product

active substance

utilization ARfD [%]*

Origin

Apples

Acetamipride

121

Uruguay

Cypermethrine

116

Uruguay

Phosmet

1186 (!)

France

119

Brazil

Sum Captan und THPI

110

Germany

Celery

Linuron

313

unknown

Grapefruit

Imazalil

133

South Africa

Lettuce

Indoxacarb

145

unknown

Lime

Imazalil

117

Brazil

Nectarines

Phosmet

171

France

Peaches

Phosmet

1140 (!)

France

Phosmet

228

Greece

Pineapples

Ethephon

466

unknown

103

unknown

Rhubarb

Nicotine

181

Denmark

 © Data from measurements at AGROLAB LUFA GmbH
* With an ARfD value below 100% an acute health risk on a singular intake by a consumer can be excluded.
1) probably contamination at sampling (smoker)

 

3) Samples with >5 detected active substances in the sample (July & August 2022)

Product

count active substances

Origin

Apples

9

Brazil

7

Germany

6

Chile, France, Germany (3x) &Uruguay (2x)

Apricots

9

France

7

Greece

6

France (2x)

Blackberries

6

Serbia & unknown

Celery

8

France

6

France

Chilli

6

unknown

Chives

7

Germany

Cucumbers

6

Netherlands

Dill

8

Germany

Gherkins

8

Austria & Germany

7

Austria

Goose berries

6

Germany

Lemons

7

South Africa (2)

Lettuce

8

Germany

6

unknown

Lime

8

Brazil

7

Brazil (2x)

6

Brazil

Nectarines

8

France

7

France

6

France (2x)

Parsley

8

Austria

7

France (2x)

Peaches

11 (!)

Greece

10 (!)

France

9

France

8

France (2x)

7

France (2x) & unknown

6

France (2x) & unknown (2x)

Pears

8

Netherlands (2x)

Raspberries

9

Poland & unknown (2x)

8

Serbia

7

Serbia & unknown

6

Serbia (2x) & unknown

Red currant

9

Germany

6

Germany

Strawberries

8

Poland

7

Germany

6

Germany, Morocco & unknown

Sour cherries

9

unknown

Sweet cherries

7

Germany

6

Germany (2x)

Table grapes

8

Chile

7

Greece & France

6

Brazil

© Data from measurements at AGROLAB LUFA GmbH  

Authors: Dr. Frank Mörsberger, Annika Luderer

 

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