Posted 11 апреля 2023,, 08:18

Published 11 апреля 2023,, 08:18

Modified 11 апреля 2023,, 09:35

Updated 11 апреля 2023,, 09:35

Roskachestvo: traces of pesticides were found in 40% of flour samples

Roskachestvo: traces of pesticides were found in 40% of flour samples

11 апреля 2023, 08:18
Specialists of Roskachestvo conducted an examination of 45 samples of flour of the highest grade. In 40% of cases, the researchers found traces of one or more pesticides. At the same time, the experts noted the safety of all the samples studied.

"One or more pesticides were found in trace amounts in flour of 7 TM. Thus, traces of pyrimiphos-methyl (insecticide) were found in flour of 3 TM, traces of chloroquate chloride (growth activator) were found in products of 6 TM", - the Roskachestvo research report says.

It is noted that during the study, the samples were tested for the content of toxic elements such as mercury, lead, arsenic, 397 pesticides, as well as mold and grain mordants.

"The results of laboratory tests confirmed that there was no excess of mandatory standards for any of these parameters. Mycotoxins, including aflatoxin B1, ochratoxin A, T-2-toxin, deoxynivalenol and zearalenone, have not been detected", - the experts stressed.

The researchers also stated that the potato flour disease remained in the past — no pathogen — potato bacillus - was detected in any of the samples. Experts noted an improvement in the situation compared to 2016, when a high concentration of the causative agent of potato disease was detected in some flour samples.