Pesticide Residues (multi-residues) in Strawberry Purée Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size
FCPM2-FRU67

19417

Strawberry Purée

90 g

Analytes

pesticide residues (multi-residue)
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Comments

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

Test Description

Most countries now have an extensive monitoring scheme for pesticide residues written into their legislation. There are more than 1000 compounds used worldwide as pesticides or plant protection products. When used properly, according to good agricultural practice, any residues can be expected to be below maximum residue limits. The Fapas pesticide residues proficiency tests are based on the EU monitoring list and associated MRLs but are widely applicable to most geographic areas. We also base our statistical data analysis in keeping with quality assurance guidelines as laid out in EC SANTE/11945/2015.

This proficiency test now has an extensive target list, offering a comprehensive range of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, pyrethroids, organophosphates, organochlorine pesticides and neonicotinoids. This proficiency test requires identification and quantification of the analytes.

Strawberries are consumed globally and as such there is a large amount of demand for suppliers to satisfy. This can put a large amount of strain on global supply chains. As such there is a need for highly accurate testing abilities from which to safeguard the quality of produce offered to consumers.

Pesticides are well used globally across a range of foodstuffs. Due to large demands for produce such as strawberries, poor farming practices may be used to enhance supply in the short term, to the detriment of sustainability and product quality. This therefore requires effective testing to identify any low quality produce.

Proficiency testing is required to highlight any improvements across your current testing arrangement. Proficiency testing from Fapas should be utilised as a benchmark for your current routine testing arrangement. As such it is important to provide direct comparisons between your proficiency test results and current testing arrangement, this is aided through the use of Fapas real food test materials as part of this proficiency test.

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