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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  1. Dithiocarbamates
    This procedure is for determination of dithiocarbamates in a wide range of unprocessed foods, sugar and infant formula. We can potentially test for processed foods - please get in touch. 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.
  2. Ethephon
    This procedure is for determination of Ethephon in red grapes. 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.
  3. Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs)
    This procedure is for determination of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds or QACs, as these are more commonly known. The methodology both identifies presence (screen) and quantifies residues within your food sample using state of the art liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) equipment.
  4. Pesticide Multi-Residue Screen 2 (Cereals, Fruit & Veg & Others)
    Fera is a UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Pesticide Residues. Fera has established a reputation for implementing new technologies, developing and validating new methodologies and extending the scope of existing methods in order to include new pesticide/matrix combinations. This multi-residue suite is for testing for pesticides in fruit & vegetables, herbs & spices, sugar, cereals, nuts, spirits, juice/concentrates and coffee.
  5. Pesticide Multi-Residue Screen 1 (Cereals, Fruit & Veg & Other)
    Fera is a UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Pesticide Residues. Fera has established a reputation for implementing new technologies, developing and validating new methodologies and extending the scope of existing methods in order to include new pesticide/matrix combinations. This multi-residue suite is for testing for pesticides in cereals, herbs & spices, fruit & vegetables, sugar, nuts, spirits and juice/concentrates.
  6. Analysis of sprout suppressants in potatoes
    Potato industry is expected to make significant changes in the way potatoes are stored after loss of approval for chlorpropham (CIPC).  This may include use of other chemicals like maleic hydrazide and 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene.
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