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Bulgaria: 27 samples (1,398 analyses)
Number of analyses Value detected (%) Results Abnormalities* Limit values*
Sunflower/-byproducts 164
Pesticide residues 162 0.00 all < LOQ
PAH 1 0.00 all < 80 µg/kg AGW 160 µg/kg
Wheat 1,216
Pesticide residues 972 1.54 Chlorpyrifos; all < 0.025 mg/kg
Pirimiphos-methyl; all < 0.015 mg/kg
DON 18 50.00 all < 4 mg/kg RW 8 mg/kg
Cadmium 18 100.00 all < 0.5 mg/kg
HG 1 mg/kg
Dioxin 5 100.00 all < 0.25 ng/kg AGW 0.5 ng/kg

Time period: 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018



Bulgaria: 54 samples (1,253 analyses)
Number of analyses Value detected (%) Results Abnormalities* Limit values*
Sunflower/-byproducts 110
Pesticide residues 162 0.00 all < LOQ
PAH 2 100.00 all < 80 µg/kg AGW 160 µg/kg
Maize 335
Pesticide residues 271 all < LOQ
DON 5 all < LOQ RW 12 mg/kg
Dioxin 5 100.00 all < 0.25 ng/kg AGW 0.5 ng/kg
Cadmium 5 100.00 all < 0.5 mg/kg HG 1 mg/kg
Wheat 396
Pesticide residues 323 1.86 Chlorpyrifos; all < 0.025 mg/kg
Pirimiphos-methyl; all < 0.015 mg/kg
DON 5 20.00 all < 4 mg/kg RW 8 mg/kg
Cadmium 4 25.00 all < 0.5 mg/kg HG 1 mg/kg
Dioxin 3 100.00 all < 0.25 ng/kg AGW 0.5 ng/kg

Time period: 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2018


Legend: * values ≥ 50% from the strictest limit value, HG = maximum level, AGW = action threshold, RW = guidance value, LOQ = Limit of quantification