An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of some technological processes on the residual levels of profenofos, imidacloprid and penconazole in tomato fruits and products. According to their half-life (t ½) values, tomato fruits can be safely harvested for human consumption or for processing purposes 3 days after the spray time of imidacloprid and penconazole and 7 days after in the case of profenofos. Pesticide residues were greatly decreased in tomato juice under cold or hot break compared with that taken from unwashed tomato fruits. A sharp decline in profenofos level was noted after treatment by pectinex ultra SP-L and benzyme M during tomato crushing.
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Romeh, A.A., Mekky, T.M., Ramadan, R.A. et al. Dissipation of Profenofos, Imidacloprid and Penconazole in Tomato Fruits and Products. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 83, 812 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-009-9852-z
- Tomato fruits
- Tomato products