Why is it important?
Pesticides are chemicals products intended to repel, destroy or control pests and undesirable species of plants or animals. They include: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, acaricides, growth regulators and repellents.
The term “pesticide” has a broader definition than “plant protection product”. It also includes veterinary molecules, substances for the protection of wood or those used in paints. The term “plant protection product” is commonly used to describe those only used on plants.
In EU, all questions relating to the legal limits of pesticide residues in food and feed are governed by the regulation (EC) No 396/2005. This Regulation also contains provisions on official controls on pesticide residues in foodstuffs of plant or animal origin which can arise as a result of their use.
How Upscience can help you?
Upscience offers a multi-residue analysis using the Quetchers method coupled with GC-MS / MS and HPLC – MS / MS (UNI EN 15662 2009 standard). The flexible scope of the analysis allows you to guarantee complete traceability of the entire service.
Our pesticide service is scalable: our R&D team can develop new analysis methods for new molecules on-demand. As for the others analytical services, we follow regulatory changes to ensure our methods are in line with current regulations.