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Results of routine testing of organic food for agro-chemical residues

Lo, Ming and Matthews, Dave (2002) Results of routine testing of organic food for agro-chemical residues. In: Powell, Jane and et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 61-64.

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This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. Consumers expect organic foods to be free of agro-chemical residues. Organix Brands plc. routinely test organic food ingredients for agrochemical residues using independent test laboratories. In the past year 243 batches of ingredients were tested and low levels of agro-chemical residues were found in 21% of samples. These residues can arise in organic food through environmental contamination, processing contamination or even the fraudulent use of agro-chemicals on organic food. Food containing agro-chemical residues can enter the organic system because of limitations in the organic rules


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of organic researchers; COR; agro-chemical residues; contamination; rules; testing
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems
Values, standards and certification > Quality and evaluation of inputs
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
UK > Other organizations
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8268
Deposited On:23 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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