Evaluation of fungicide residues in apples and their impact on food safety

Jankuloska, Vezirka and Karov, Ilija and Pavlovska, Gorica and Nakov, Gjore (2019) Evaluation of fungicide residues in apples and their impact on food safety. Food in health and disease, scientific-professional journal of nutrition and dietetics, 8 (2). pp. 78-82.

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The apple is a fruit that has beneficial health effects due to the presence of biologically active components and is considered as a functional food. But today's production of apples cannot be imagined without chemical treatment. In addition to its favorable health effects, it may also have adverse effects on human health due to the presence of pesticides that are considered as contaminants. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the fungicide residues in fruit/apples. The fungicide residues were extracted from apple cultivar Idared with QuEChERS method and analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (UPLC-TQ/MS). The analyses have shown that the apples contain pesticides penconazole (10 μg/kg), boscalide (60 μg/kg), tebuconazole (11-40 μg/kg), myclobutanil (20-70 μg/kg), fenbuconazole (70 μg/kg), pyrimethanil (12-60 μg/kg) and carbendazime (azole) with range of 100-200 μg/kg. After comparing the concentration of detected pesticides with MRLs, it can be concluded that apples are safe for consumption.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Gorica Pavlovska
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2023 09:01
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 09:01
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7973

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