Residues of agricultural pesticides have the potential to enter the organism of farm animals and, subsequently, they can be transferred to milk. Infant formulas are manufactured from dried hydrolyzed cos milk. Therefore, attention should be paid to possible contamination of the raw material for the manufacture of infant formulas with pesticide residues, especially those of persistent triazine herbicides. Dried milk based formulas are often the only food of young children in their first months of life. Thus, the control of infant milk formulas for pesticide residues is an important issue.
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