DATASET OF POLLUTANTS IN ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC FOOD
Organic and non-organic equivalent corresponding type of foods were assessed for pollutants, 24 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), 800 pesticides and 11 heavy metals. In total, 35 samples of sausages and cheeses were tested from three western European countries, Spain, France, and Germany.
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Biochemical analyses of food components : 800 pesticides measurements as well as 24 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and 11 heavy metals in 35 samples equivalents, organic or not. They were bought in food stores and markets or producers, essentially sausages and cheeses. Pesticides. The extraction was performed by QuEChERS TS/EN method 15662. The screening for 800 pesticides included glyphosate, glufosinate and AMPA. It was performed either by gas or liquid chromatography, followed by mass spectrometry (using either one of these methods or both), according to regulatory methods adapted for food, especially through § 64 LFGB L 00.00-34: 2010-09, or 00.00-113: 2015-03. Metals. A total of 11 metals and elements (Ag, As, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Si, Ti, Zn) were analysed by adapted regulatory methods for food, mostly by high frequency induced plasma emission spectrometry and mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) after pressurized digestion, called norms AFNOR, ME48, DIN EN ISO 15763, EN ISO 17294-2-E29. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). In total, 24 main PAHs (Table 2) were assessed by gas and/or high-performance liquid chromatography with reverse phase polarity and if necessary double mass spectrometry (GC/MS/MS), according to norm EU 208/2005 or an adapted version of NF EN ISO 15302 or GC/MS ISO N842 CD21035 modified.