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  • 1 Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management 51410 Opatija, Primorska 42, pp. 97. Croatia
  • 2 Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management 51410 Opatija, Primorska 42, pp. 97. Croatia
  • 3 Department of Health Ecology, Institute of Public Health 51000 Rijeka, Kređcaron;imirova 51. Croatia
  • 4 Department of Health Ecology, Institute of Public Health 51000 Rijeka, Krešimirova 51. Croatia
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Pesticides are used with the aim to control insects, diseases, fungi and other pests.  Along with the benefits, there are potential effects from trace amounts of residues remaining on fruits and vegetables. The objective of this study was to check for compliance with the maximum residue levels in fruits and vegetables from Kvarner region of Croatia. 14 Fourteen sorts of  vegetables and 6 sorts of fruits (n = 263), randomly selected from market,  were analysed for organochlorine, organophosphorus and fungicide residues. Multi residue analysis using GC/NPD, GC/ECD  and spectrophotometric methods were performedapplied. The results of this study indicated that though all the commodities were contaminated with pesticides, the levels were low and residues above MRL were found only in 1.52% of  samples. All other levels were below the criteria for maximum residue limits established by Croatia and the EU.

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