Changes of tendencies and results of residue investigations in the past period from the point of view of food hygiene and human health
Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja 48(11): 653-656
Contamination of foodstuffs and foodstuffs raw materials with foreign chemicals has been increasing all over the world. Thus, it is essential to carry out residue investigations with both scientific and control or monitoring character. While in the developing countries, the investigation of chlorinated hydrocarbons means the main part of monitoring programs, the heavy metals, mainly lead and cadmium, are the most important sources of risk in the Central European countries. According to the Joint FAO/UNEP/WHO Food Contamination Monitoring Programme, Table 1 shows the lead content of raw meat samples while Table 2 shows that of meat and meat products in Hungary. From the point of view of food consumption, investigations of mycotoxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and polyaromatic carcinogenic hydrocarbons reckon also with international interest.