Pesticide Residues (multi-residues: honey matrix) in Honey Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test





Acetamiprid, Amitraz (sum of amitraz and all metabolites containing the 2,4-DMA moiety), Clothianidin, Coumaphos, Dinotefuran, DMF (N-2,4-dimethylformamide), DMPF (N-2,4-dimethylphenylformamide), Fluvalinate (tau), Imidacloprid, nitenpyram, Thiacloprid, Thiamethoxam

Approx. Size

90 g


Any number of analytes from the list may be present for identification and quantification.

This proficiency test is useful when highlighting your testing ability for a range of pesticides within honey. From these insights, you are able to highlight areas of improvement within your current testing ability, from which to maintain accurate and valid results for your customers to receive.

Honey enjoys large demand putting increased strain on global supply chains. This is compounded by the fragile nature of bees and the general consensus that their habitats are heavily impacted by a growing population. As a result, the use of pesticides in agriculture continues to have a growing effect on bee populations, as they come into ever more contact with these chemicals.

Pesticide Residues are used extensively across a range of arable crops. These are used with the goal of maintaining high-quality produce by controlling disease and pest impacts on crops. Through good farming practises levels of pesticide residues are usually low and under safe levels. Yet as farmers come under increasing pressure to satisfy growing demand for produce, poor farming practices may increase levels of pesticide residues exposed to consumers. This must be controlled through the use of effective quality control measures.

Fapas proficiency testing measures are invaluable for ensuring only high-quality test results are offered to your customers and regulators alike. This can be achieved through the use of challenging test materials, which are enabled due to the real food matrices Fapas utilise. These challenging test materials can ensure effective areas of improvement are highlighted, with areas of importance available to ensure test results are detailed and accurate enough to satisfy your customers.