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El Salvador: 11 samples (693 analyses)
Number of analyses Value detected (%) Results Abnormalities* Limit values*
Sugar cane molasses 693
Pesticide residues 594 0.00 all < LOQ
Cadmium 11 9.09 all < 0.5 mg/kg HG 1 mg/kg
Lead 11 18.18 all < 5 mg/kg HG 10 mg/kg
Arsenic 11 100.00 all < 1 mg/kg HG 2 mg/kg
Dioxin 11 36.36 all < 0.25 ng/kg AGW 0.5 ng/kg
dl PCB 11 27.27 all < 0.175 ng/kg AGW 0.35 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