Once again, new concerns about salads in bags, this time the traces of metals and pesticides found inside them. Let’s find out more…

The investigation this time was carried out by Il Salvagente, who carried out some real analyses related to different brands of salads in envelope, in order to check its hygienic and microbiological status.

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It is, moreover, a product many consume with a certain regularity and that is therefore very often found on our tables, with various brands. In this regard, there are 10 brands of salads in envelopes that Il Salvagente has analysed, here they are:

  • Coop (salad)
  • Esselunga (green lettuce)
  • Elite Selex (nature calls lattino)
  • Carrefour (lettuce)
  • Conad (quality path lettuce)
  • Lidl (Vallericca lattughino)
  • Eurospin (green leaf lettuce)
  • Bonduelle (the lettuce)
  • DimmidiSì (little girl)
  • The lands of Ecor (NaturaSì) – organic salad

Regarding the microbiotic component, the results tell us that the products in question are impeccable. However, the presence of other substances found during the analysis is worrying. We are talking about pesticides, but also about metals like cadmium and lead. Here are the complete results:

  • Bonduelle: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.04 Lead (mg / kg): Absent Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Absent
  • Coop: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.04 Lead (mg / kg): 0.02 Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Boscalid 0.017
  • Ecor: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.02 Lead (mg / kg): Absent Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Absent
  • Esselunga: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.05 Lead (mg / kg): Absent Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Boscalid 0.096 Mandipropamid 0.948
  • Eurospin: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.02 Lead (mg / kg): Absent Hygiene: Good Pesticides (mg / kg): Boscalid 0.073 Mandipropamid 0.035 Metalaxyl 0.139 Chlorantraniliprole 0.028
  • Conad: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.10 Lead (mg / kg): Absent Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Fludioxonil 0.899 Cyprodinil 2.122 Fosetil 0.200
  • Selex: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.13 Lead (mg / kg): Absent Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Boscalid 0.463 Pyraclostrobin 0.034
  • Carrefour: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.09 Lead (mg / kg): Absent Hygiene: Good Pesticides (mg / kg): Boscalid 0.012 Cyprodinil 0.171 Mandipropamid 0.018 Metalaxyl 0.043
  • Lidl: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.15 Lead (mg / kg): 0.01 Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Boscalid 0.133
  • Dimmidisì: Cadmium (mg / kg): 0.16 Lead (mg / kg): 0.01 Hygiene: Excellent Pesticides (mg / kg): Boscalid 0.010 Abamectin 0.014 Fludioxonil 0.110

For completeness of information we refer you to the two links concerning the analysis, that of Il Salvagente and that of greenMe which reported the news on the web.