Pesticide Residues (fat soluble) in Milk Powder Reference Material


Product Specification

Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size


Milk Powder

50 g


Bifenthrin, DDE-pp, Famoxadone, Fenvalerate (sum of constituent isomers in any ratio including esfenvalerate), HCH-G (gamma hexachlorocyclohexane / lindane), Pendimethalin, Pyrazophos, PCB 52, PCB 153

Validity Date


Test Description

Milk powder can be found in a large range of foodstuffs and is a key ingredient in infant formula. This large scale use requires effective testing capabilities to detect contaminants within routine testing processes. This extensive use is not just limited to infant formula, milk powder has extensive uses within sweets and other confectionery.

The varied manufacturing processes used to create milk powder, such as freeze drying, drum drying and spray drying, can present various challenges to testing labs. Through the use of proficiency testing practices these challenges can be addressed, resulting in robust testing capabilities across a range of milk powders and other matrices.

Pesticide residues can have large effects within many foodstuffs, and have special concern when found in infant foodstuffs, due to the larger food intake per kilogram of body weight than adults. This is strengthened by the less varied nature of infant diets compared to adults.

Reference materials offer key advantages for laboratories, over and above that of quality control materials. With an improved degree of characterisation compared to proficiency tests or quality control materials, reference materials have a plethora of uses, including method calibration.

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