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Bulgaria: 18 samples (483 analyses)
Number of analyses Value detected (%) Results Abnormalities* Limit values*
Sunflower/-byproducts 54
Pesticide residues 54 0.00 all < LOQ
Wheat 108
Pesticide residues 108 1.85 Chlorpyrifos all < 0.025 mg/kg Chlorpyrifos HG 0.5 mg/kg
Fatty acids from chemical refining 253
Pesticide residues 228 0.00 all < LOQ HG 1 mg/kg
PAH 5 20.00 1 ≥ 80 µg/kg AGW 160 µg/kg

Time period: 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019



Bulgaria: 81 samples (2,651 analyses)
Number of analyses Value detected (%) Results Abnormalities* Limit values*
Sunflower/-byproducts 333
Pesticide residues 324 0.00 all < LOQ
PAH 3 0.00 all < 80 µg/kg AGW 160 µg/kg
Maize 335
Pesticide residues 324 0.00 all < LOQ
Cadmium 5 100.00 all < 0.5 mg/kg HG 1 mg/kg
DON 5 0.00 all < LOQ RW 12 mg/kg
Dioxin 5 100.00 all < 0.25 ng/kg AGW 0.5 ng/kg
Wheat 1,612
Pesticide residues 1,295 1.62 all < 50 % HG Chlorpyrifos HG 0.5 mg/kg; Pirimiphos-methyl HG 5.0 mg/kg
Cadmium 22 86.36 all < 0.5 mg/kg HG 1 mg/kg
DON 23 43.48 all < 4 mg/kg RW 8 mg/kg
Dioxin 8 100.00 all < 0.25 ng/kg AGW 0.5 ng/kg

Time period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018


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