CHEMICALS AND CODEX STANDARDS
Sulfur dioxide: Levels of use to maximum 300 ppm according to Codex standards. Found in India to be as high as 2000 ppm in dehydrated fruits and vegetables.
■ Chlorfenopyr: Levels in Cabbage have to be 0.05 ppm but are found to be as high as 10 ppm.
■ Flufenacet and Buprofezin in Rice to be 0.05 ppm but found to between 10 to 15 ppm.
■Glufo sin ate ammonium in tea levels have to be 0.01 ppm but found to be 5 ppm to 8 pm.
■ Phorate (sum ofPhorate, its oxyge- nanalogue and their sulphoxides and sulphones in food grains have to be
0.05 ppm. In Milled food grains to be
0.01 pm but the variations exist from
2 ppm to 7 ppm.
■ Phorates in oil seeds, sugarcane, eggs, meat and poultry is 0.05 ppm but is found to be between 7 ppm to 14 ppm
■ At total of 150 different chemicals have been listed in the Codex standards by the government which are now available to the food industry, agriculture processing units and organic farm units to understand the residue levels. While there is awareness the improvements in technology and good manufacturing practices have to yet be implemented to ensure that toxicity levels are reduced.