Residues in commercial wheat products. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Chlorpyrifos-Methyl, Pirimiphos-Methyl and Fenitrothion Residues in Commercial Wheat Products].
Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2018 ;59(5):228-233. PMID: 30429422
We measured the concentrations of organophosphorus pesticide（chlorpyrifos-methyl, pirimiphos-methyl and fenitrothion） residues in domestic and imported commercial wheat products （flour, noodles, cookies） collected from 2008 to 2016. Chlorpyrifos-methyl and fenitrothion in domestic flour samples were detected in 16 out of 34 samples at levels of ＜0.001 to 0.016 ppm, and in 14 out of 34 samples at levels of ＜0.001 to 0.004 ppm. Chlorpyrifos-methyl was detected in 22 out of 38 domestic cookies at levels of ＜0.001 to 0.054 ppm （median: 0.001 ppm）. Relatively high concentrations of chlorpyrifos-methyl （0.005 to 0.054 ppm） were found insix domestic cookies containing wheat bran. Pirimiphos-methyl was detected in 32 out of 68 cookies from foreign countries at levels of ＜0.001 to 0.11 ppm. Pirimiphos-methyl was detected frequently in products imported from Europe.