Pesticide Residues Testing

Fera's technical staff have many years experience carrying out pesticide residue testing, providing services across the food supply chain. Our aim is to understand and meet the demands of the customer and to assist with any upcoming and emerging issues.

Pesticide Residues Testing
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If you are unsure what kind of tests you need, we can help you diagnose your sample using our extensive analysis techniques.

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  1. Fipronil
    Fera food safety experts can both identify (screen) and quantify Fipronil and metabolite residues within a food sample using state of the art LC-MS/MS equipment. We can offer this test in a range of food samples including eggs.
  2. Illegal Dyes
    Fera food safety experts are able to undertake detailed analysis of your food samples to detect and quantify the presence of a range of illegal dyes potentially found within a wide range of foodstuffs. This test includes the Sudan dyes and Butter yellow among others.
  3. Trinexapac-ethyl
    This procedure is for determination of triexpac-ethyl in a wide range of cereal matrices. The methodology both identifies (screen) and quantifies residues within your food sample using state of the art liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) equipment.
  4. ETU or PTU
    This procedure is for simultaneous analyses of propylenethiourea (PTU) and ethylenethiourea (ETU) in a wide range of sample matrices. The methodology both identifies (screen) and quantifies residues within your food sample using state of the art liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) equipment.
  5. Chlormequat or Mepiquat Chloride Analysis
    This procedure is for simultaneous analysis of chlormequat and mepiquat in a wide range of sample matrices. The methodology both identifies (screen) and quantifies residues within your food sample using state of the art liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) equipment.
  6. Glyphosate
    Fera is the UK National Reference Laboratory for the analyses of pesticide residues. We employ leading experts in the field to verify that food complies with regulatory requirements, ensuring consumers are not exposed to unacceptable levels of pesticide residues.
  7. Multi-Residue Screen 2 - LCMS
    Fera is the UK National Reference Laboratory for the analysis of pesticide residues by leading experts in the field who carry out tests to verify that food complies with regulatory requirements helping customers ensure that consumers are not exposed to unacceptable levels of pesticide residues.
  8. Maleic Hydrazide
    Maleic hydrazide is a plant growth regulator used to suppress growth and to induce dormancy in some crops. It is mostly used to reduce sprouting in stored crops, such as potatoes, onions, shallots and garlic.

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