Pollutants in Organic Foods consumed in Europe - POFE

Published: 29 November 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/sxtbf876xs.1


The POFE database contains a total of 1207 concentration values from 823 food–substances couples involving 166 food matrices and 209 chemical substances among which 95% were not authorised in organic farming and 80% were pesticides.


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The POFE database results from the literature search conducted from June 10 to June 15, 2021 in four databases: PubMed, Web of Science (WoS), Embase and Agricola along with ten EFSA reports. The phrase “contaminants and residues in organic food” was used for the search in all databases except for PubMed where the following MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) was used, “(pesticide* OR contaminant* OR pollutant* OR chemical* OR herbicide* OR fertilizer* OR fungicide* OR insecticides OR metals* OR antibiotics*) AND (residues OR contamination* OR exposure*) AND organic* AND (food* OR product*)”. All articles published from January 1, 2000 until June 15, 2021 in PubMed were considered whereas all articles until the end of the search period (June 15, 2021) were considered in the other databases.


Universite Grenoble Alpes, VetAgro Sup


Pesticide Residue, Pollutant, Organic Food Contaminant, Organic Food, Biocontrol in Food