DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2015.02.006
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Jin-ichi Sasaki, Kanako Yamanouch, Masahiko Nagaki, Hiroaki Arima, Naoto Aramachi, Takashi Inaba

Abstract: Pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables have become a major concern associated with chemical food safety issues. Translocation of pesticides in tomato, mango and pineapple fruits in locally produced samples was investigated using gas chromatography/mass spectrophotometer (GC/MS) procedures. Samples were fractionated with respect to distance from the skin to the core and prepared for analysis. Results showed that organochlorine, organophosphate and synthetic pyrethroid residues were translocated in all frui…

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