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Table of recommendations

Table of recommendations

It is recommended that:

  • in future surveys, analyses with lower LORs for antimony, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead and selenium be undertaken so that more accurate dietary exposure assessments can be calculated;
  • future surveys continue to monitor aflatoxins in peanut products;
  • more definitive models for estimating the exposure to individual dithiocarbamates be developed so that more accurate dietary exposure assessments can be calculated;
  • dithiocarbamates be included in future surveys once appropriate dietary exposure models have been developed;
  • dicofol, organophosphorus and carbamate pesticide residues continue to be monitored in future surveys to determine both chronic and acute dietary exposure to these pesticides;
  • the 20th ATDS consider the acute dietary exposure to organophosphorus and carbamates pesticide residues;
  • that representative foods be included in future surveys to ensure that representative and realistic dietary exposure assessments can continue to be calculated;
  • the 20th survey review the age groups used in calculating exposures to ensure that they are in line with changing demographics;
  • the possibility of greater collaboration with the New Zealand Total Diet Survey be investigated; and
  • method development for lower limits of reporting for antimony and mercury be undertaken as a matter of urgency.

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