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Analytical methods applied to the determination of pesticide residues in foods of animal origin. A review of the past two decades
- LeDoux, Martial
- Journal of chromatography 2011 v.1218 no.8 pp. 1021-1036
- animal-based foods, chromatography, cleaning, eggs, fish, meat, milk, pesticide residues, pesticides, seafoods
- Pesticides are widely used in agriculture and can be transferred to animals in a number of ways. Consequently, reliable analytical methods are required to determine pesticide residues in foods of animal origin. The present review covers published methods and research articles (1990–2010) in which pesticide residues have been extracted from meat and meat products, milk and dairy products, fish and seafood, and eggs, then cleaned up, and isolated by chromatographic techniques to be identified and quantified by various detection methods. Recovery rates, quantification limits, the matrix effect and related parameters have all been considered. Lastly, future developments in this field are outlined.