MULTI-RESIDUES ANALYSIS OF CHEMICAL PESTICIDES IN IMPORTED AND LOCALLY PRODUCED HONEY IN KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Journal of Plant Protection and Pathology
Ripe honey samples were collected from different regions of Saudi Arabia during honey flow seasons in 2010-2011, to monitor certain pesticides residues in local and imported honey. The Pesticide residues were determined by gas chromatography with mass selective detector (GC-MSD). A multi-residue method was developed and described for simultaneously determination of 86 pesticides commonly used in crop protection. This method used to determine pesticide residues with a broad range of
... cal properties in fresh fruit and vegetables related to Organophosphorous, Organochlorines, Pyrethroids and Carbamates mainly used in agriculture. Pesticide residues above maximum concentrations of pesticide residues (MRLs) were detected in 10 honey samples and represent (11%) of 91 samples. The acaricides; amitraze, coumaphos and endosulfan which use against varroa mite disease (Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman) in honey bee colonies were detected in the honey samples. It concluded that a monitoring program for pesticide residues in honey markets is necessary needed.