Heavy metals can occur in fresh produce which can be potentially harmful to the health of the consumers. These heavy metals are lead, cadmium, arsenic, tin and mercury and occur in the environment. They can be absorbed by crops and eventually end up in the fruits. The European Union has established concentrations of heavy metals that are allowed in food without harmful effects on consumers health. These maximum levels are described in 3 EU regulations: EC 1881/2006, EC 488/2014 and EC 2015/1005.

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