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Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants in Organic Honeys According to Their Different Productive Areas toward Food Safety Protection

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Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 10, 20133 Milan, Italy
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Strada P.le per Casamassima Km3, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
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INTEQUI-CONICET, Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of San Luis, Almirante Brown 1455, San Luis 5700, CP, Argentina
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Department Interdisciplinary of Medicine, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Foods 2020, 9(12), 1863; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121863
Received: 17 November 2020 / Revised: 9 December 2020 / Accepted: 10 December 2020 / Published: 14 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Detection of Residual Pesticide in Foods)
Monitoring contaminant residues in honey helps to avoid risks to human health, as it is a natural product widely consumed in all population groups, including the most vulnerable, such as children and the elderly. This is important for organic honey production that may be negatively influenced by geographical area pollution. Considering the importance of collecting data on the occurrence of various xenobiotics in different geographical areas, this study aimed to investigate the presence of contaminant residues (persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and pesticides, including glyphosate and metabolites) in organic honey samples from different production areas using different analytical methods, in order to confirm their incidence and possible impact on the food safety traits of organic production. Regarding POPs, traces of benzofluoroanthene and chrysene were detected in honey from intensive orchards and arable lands. Traces of all polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) congeners were detected at different percentages in almost all of the samples, regardless of the origin area. Traces of polybromodiphenylethers (PBDE 28, 33, and 47) were found in different percentages of samples from all of the geographical areas examined. Traces of organochlorines (OCs) and organophosphates (OPs) were identified in honey samples belonging to all of the geographical areas. No glyphosate, glufosinate, and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) residues were detected. View Full-Text
Keywords: pesticides; persistent organic pollutants (POPs); glyphosate; AMPA; organic honey; GC-MS/MS; IC-HRMS; food safety pesticides; persistent organic pollutants (POPs); glyphosate; AMPA; organic honey; GC-MS/MS; IC-HRMS; food safety
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Panseri, S.; Bonerba, E.; Nobile, M.; Di Cesare, F.; Mosconi, G.; Cecati, F.; Arioli, F.; Tantillo, G.; Chiesa, L. Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants in Organic Honeys According to Their Different Productive Areas toward Food Safety Protection. Foods 2020, 9, 1863. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121863

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Panseri S, Bonerba E, Nobile M, Di Cesare F, Mosconi G, Cecati F, Arioli F, Tantillo G, Chiesa L. Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants in Organic Honeys According to Their Different Productive Areas toward Food Safety Protection. Foods. 2020; 9(12):1863. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121863

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Panseri, Sara; Bonerba, Elisabetta; Nobile, Maria; Di Cesare, Federica; Mosconi, Giacomo; Cecati, Francisco; Arioli, Francesco; Tantillo, Giuseppina; Chiesa, Luca. 2020. "Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants in Organic Honeys According to Their Different Productive Areas toward Food Safety Protection" Foods 9, no. 12: 1863. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121863

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