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Residues of organophosphorus pesticides in different food commodities in Slovenia, 1997?1998

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During the period 1997?1998, a total of 1237 samples of different food commodities were analysed for residues of organophosphorus pesticides in Slovenia. The domestic and imported commodities tested included fruits, vegetables, cereals, alcoholic drinks and food of animal origin such as liver, fish, eggs, milk and honey. Residues of organophosphates were detected in 8.2% of samples (101 samples). Violation rate was 0.5% (6 samples). The most frequently found were pirimiphos-methyl in samples of cereals and wheat flour, chlorpyrifos in imported grape and phosalone in apples. No residues of organophosphates were found in food of animal origin.

Keywords: pesticide residues, organophosphates, food commodities, pesticides, Slovenia, fruits, vegetables, cereals, alcoholic drinks, liver, fish, eggs, milk, honey, flour, grapes, apples

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