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Derivation of processing factors for pesticide residues in cold pressed lemon oil (CPLO) and dietary risk assessment from pesticide residue intake

Fecha de publicación:
4 de septiembre de 2018


The Spanish lemon processing industry produces cold pressed lemon oil (CPLO) from fresh lemons as raw material. Considering that CPLO is obtained from the oil glands located in the very external peel of fresh lemons, a higher concentration of pesticide residues is expected in the final product. CPLO is not consumed directly as it is an ingredient used in a very low quantities in the composition of other food products, mainly soft drinks and beverages. For this reason, in pesticide presence terms, the impact on the final product for consumer is very limited.