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National nitrate control program for spinach, lettuce and arugula

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Vegetable food

Final report of the priority action A-902-22

The aim of the focus action was to monitor the nitrate content of vegetables (especially green leafy vegetables).

92 samples originating exclusively from Austria were analyzed in the period March to November 2022:

  • Five samples of spinach/fresh (sample drawing period March, June, July and August) were objected due to exceeding the legal maximum level for nitrate

Information on nitrate

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Vegetable food

Last updated: 18.07.2022

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