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Best and Worst Foods for Pesticide Residues in the UK 1. The 20 fruit and vegetables with the highest prevalence of multiple pesticide residues on produce tested in the UK between 2011-2015 (sorted by multiple residues)

Ranking Produce 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Oranges Soft citrus Lemons and limes Strawberries Pears Grapes Oranges (Seville) Herbs Apples Cherries Peaches and nectarines Pineapple Apricots Banana Prepacked salad leaves Spring greens & kale Pre-prepared salad leaves Cucumber Berries Raspberries

Single residue occurrence %

Multiple residue occurrence %

100.00 100.00 94.44 91.67 93.82 89.47 78.76 75.79 82.02 86.46 83.33 90.74 81.94 77.22 74.85 68.89 73.24 64.43 54.17 58.86

100.00 95.37 92.59 87.50 86.45 75.73 74.34 71.58 65.29 63.54 62.50 62.04 61.11 58.86 58.08 52.22 52.11 40.21 39.58 35.44

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2. The 20 fruit and vegetables with the lowest prevalence of multiple pesticide residues on produce tested in the UK between 2011–2015 (sorted by multiple residues)

Ranking Produce 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Beetroot Cauliflower Corn (on the cob) Figs Mushrooms Onions Rhubarb Swede Turnip Peas Spring onions Asparagus Radish Avocado Peas without pods Sweet potato Leeks Broad beans Pumpkin and squash Broccoli

Single residue occurrence %

Multiple residue occurrence %

7.41 0.00 0.00 4.17 33.33 70.83 2.44 14.00 0.00 11.46 25.00 8.33 53.70 44.44 23.96 58.33 15.63 43.75 31.25 25.60

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.04 1.39 2.08 3.70 4.44 5.21 5.56 6.25 8.33 8.33 9.52

3. Ranking for presence of single and multiple pesticide residues in starchy food and grain tested in the UK between 2011–2015 (sorted by multiple residues)

Ranking Produce 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Oats Wheat Cereal bars Rice Bread Flour (wheat) Crackers Noodles Lentils Pulses Rice cakes Bread (gluten free) Bread (part bake)

Single residue occurrence %

Multiple residue occurrence %

96.92 95.71 89.58 44.20 61.93 92.81 29.17 38.89 8.33 11.11 12.50 0.00 75.00

83.08 65.71 33.33 31.88 20.36 20.14 16.67 5.56 2.38 1.85 1.39 0.00 0.00

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4. Ranking for presence of single and multiple pesticide residues on produce of animal origin tested in the UK between 2011–2015 (sorted by multiple residues)

Ranking Produce 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Chicken (processed) Smoked fish Cheese (hard) Pork (processed products) Butter Cheese Lamb Fish (fresh water) Oily fish Beef Burgers Crème fraiche Eggs Honey Liver Milk Minced meat Pork Poultry meat Prawns Shellfish Venison White fish Yoghurt

Single residue occurrence %

Multiple residue occurrence %

45.83 22.69 19.44 29.63 23.12 7.04 21.11 12.84 5.50 0.00 4.17 37.50 2.22 0.00 8.59 0.13 0.00 1.11 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.62 0.00

8.33 7.87 4.17 2.78 2.01 1.85 1.11 0.92 0.92 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

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5. Ranking of presence of single and multiple pesticide residues on “other groceries” tested in the UK 2011 – 2015 (sorted by multiple residues)

Ranking Produce 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Single residue occurrence %

Multiple residue occurrence %

83.67 72.92 69.57 83.33 56.30 20.00 48.15 72.22 29.79 54.55 36.73 29.17 18.57 10.00 73.33 7.29 0.00 5.56 0.00 18.18 2.78 16.67 12.35 2.78 25.00 37.50 0.00 0.00 2.08

63.27 52.08 43.48 41.67 31.93 29.09 22.22 19.44 19.15 18.18 16.33 8.33 6.43 4.44 3.33 1.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Raisins, currants, sultanas Grapes (dried) Pesto Beans (tinned) Crisps Spices Herbal infusions and tea Cherries (tinned) Speciality beans (dried) Wine Apple puree Strawberries (tinned) Orange juice Tea Oranges, mandarins (tinned) Fruit juice (other) Apple juice Beer Chocolate Coffee Edible seeds Nuts Olive oil Olives Peanuts Peas (tinned) Rhubarb (tinned) Soya products Tomato products

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6. % of presence of multiple pesticide residues on all produce tested in the UK 2011 – 2015

Produce

% of samples with multiple residues

1

Oranges

100.00

2

Soft citrus

95.37

3

Lemons and limes

92.59

4

Strawberries

87.5

5

Pears

86.45

6

Oats

83.08

7

Grapes

75.73

8

Oranges (Seville)

74.34

9

Herbs

71.58

10

Wheat

65.71

11

Apples

65.29

12

Cherries

63.54

13

Raisins, currants, sultanas

63.27

14

Peaches and nectarines

62.5

15

Pineapple

62.04

16

Apricots

61.11

17

Banana

58.86

18

Prepacked salad leaves

58.08

19

Spring greens & kale

52.22

20

Pre-prepared salad leaves

52.11

21

Grapes (dried)

52.08

22

Pesto

43.48

23

Beans (tinned)

41.67

24

Cucumber

40.21

25

Berries

39.58

26

Raspberries

35.44

27

Spinach

34.34

28

Celery

34.17

29

Cereal bars

33.33

30

Tomatoes

32.29

31

Crisps

31.93

32

Rice

31.88

33

Chilli peppers

31.25

34

Beans with pods

30.67

35

Speciality fruit

30.32

36

Lettuce

29.34

37

Peas with pods

29.17

38

Spices

29.09

39

Garlic

28.89

40

Mango

27.08

41

Prepared fresh fruit

27.08

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42

Melon

26.67

43

Plums

26.04

44

Parsnips

25

45

Peppers

24.57

46

Carrots

23.44

47

Aubergine

22.4

48

Herbal infusions and tea

22.22

49

Plantain

20.83

50

Okra

20.65

51

Bread

20.36

52

Flour (wheat)

20.14

53

Cherries (tinned)

19.44

54

Speciality beans (dried)

19.15

55

Wine

18.18

56

Brussels sprouts

16.67

57

Courgette

16.67

58

Crackers

16.67

59

Apple puree

16.33

60

Speciality vegetables

14.62

61

Potatoes

14.47

62

Kiwi fruit

13.89

63

Curry leaves

13.64

64

Cabbage

12.5

65

Ginger

12.5

66

Bean Sprouts

10.42

67

Broccoli

9.52

68

Broad beans

8.33

69

Pumpkin and squash

8.33

70

Chicken (processed)

8.33

71

Strawberries (tinned)

8.33

72

Smoked fish

7.87

73

Orange juice

6.43

74

Leeks

6.25

75

Sweet potato

5.56

76

Noodles

5.56

77

Peas without pods

5.21

78

Avocado

4.44

79

Tea

4.44

80

Cheese (hard)

4.17

81

Radish

3.7

82

Oranges, mandarins (tinned)

3.33

83

Pork (processed products)

2.78

84

Lentils

2.38

85

Asparagus

2.08

86

Butter

2.01

87

Pulses

1.85

88

Cheese

1.85

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89

Spring onions

1.39

90

Rice cakes

1.39

91

Lamb

1.11

92

Peas

1.04

93

Fruit juice (other)

1.04

94

Fish (fresh water)

0.92

95

Oily fish

0.92

96

Beetroot

0

96

Cauliflower

0

96

Corn (on the cob)

0

96

Figs

0

96

Mushrooms

0

96

Onions

0

96

Rhubarb

0

96

Swede

0

96

Turnip

0

96

Bread (gluten free)

0

96

Bread (part bake)

0

96

Beef

0

96

Burgers

0

96

Crème fraiche

0

96

Eggs

0

96

Honey

0

96

Liver

0

96

Milk

0

96

Minced meat

0

96

Pork

0

96

Poultry meat

0

96

Prawns

0

96

Shellfish

0

96

Venison

0

96

White fish

0

96

Yoghurt

0

96

Apple juice

0

96

Beer

0

96

Chocolate

0

96

Coffee

0

96

Edible seeds

0

96

Nuts

0

96

Olive oil

0

96

Olives

0

96

Peanuts

0

96

Peas (tinned)

0

96

Rhubarb (tinned)

0

96

Soya products

0

96

Tomato products

0

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Best and Worst Foods for Pesticide Residues in the UK  

2011-2015

Best and Worst Foods for Pesticide Residues in the UK  

2011-2015