Entries by Groen Agro Control

Flexible scope for accredited analyses of pesticides in fresh produce and grain

After a positive assessment study by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA), the residue laboratory of Groen Agro Control has obtained a flexible scope for the analysis of residues of pesticides in food, animal feed, products derived of plants and water. Starting from today, the following pesticide residues are also measured under accreditation: Residue Screening LC-MSMS […]

ARfD – calculation according to the EFSA PRIMo model version 3.1

Since the 12th of October 2020, Groen Agro Control calculates and reports the ARfD percentage (ARfD value) for the Netherlands with the EFSA PRIMo model 3.1. The Acute Reference Dose (ARfD) is an estimate of the amount of a pesticide in food that a person can ingest within 24 hours without significant health effects. The […]

Groen Agro Control Peru SAC will attend the 2020 Expoalimentaria trade show

Groen Agro Control Perú SAC is participating in this new version of 2020 Expoalimentaria trade show: Virtual Expoalimentaria from September 30th to November 15th Virtual Expoalimentaria is a commercial platform which has been created in order to display and promote important products within the food, beverage, machinery, services, containers and packaging sectors for the food […]

MRL reduction to 0.01 mg/kg for Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl from the 13th of November 2020.

On July 23rd , the EU published a correction to regulation EC 2020/1085. This regulation stated that the MRLs for Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl will be reduced to 0,01 mg/kg starting from the 6th of August 2020. This date has now been postponed to the 13th of November 2020. This correction can be downloaded from: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32020R1085R(01)&from=EN […]

Changes in EU – legislation for residues of Chlorate and Perchlorate

The Analysis of Chlorate and Perchlorate For both Chlorate and Perchlorate, changes in EU legislation have recently been published. Maximum residue limits will apply for Chlorate from the 28th of June. In Europe, the use of chlorate as a plant protection product has been banned for a number of years. In addition to this direct […]

The laboratories of Groen Agro Control are fully operational

Because the majority of our analyses are carried out in the context of food safety, we are an important part of the food sector. This is why it is very important that our 3 laboratories are fully operational. In this hectic period, the specialists at our laboratories are busy with the analysis of your samples. […]

Updates of the residue screening in fresh produce, cereals and crops

The specialists of our pesticide residue laboratory have recently completed a number of important developments. For the matrices Fresh Produce, Cereals and Crops, various improvements have been made to the Multi-residue methods. New analysis lists for Fresh Produce, Cereals, Crops and Other Matrices will apply from the 24th of February. Below the changes at a […]

Lower reporting limit for phosphonic acid

Recently we have optimized our method for phosphorous acid. This makes it possible to determine this component in even lower concentrations. Residue of phosphonic acid can arise from the use of the fungicide Fosetyl-aluminum or the use of fertilizers based on potassium phosphonate. The new reporting limit for phosphonic acid in fruit and vegetable products […]

Residue analysis by Groen Agro Control Peru

Since January 2019, Groen Agro Control Peru has been conducting residue analyses for growers and exporters in Peru. With the opening of our branch in Lima, we have the opportunity to also do our extensive GC-MSMS & LC-MSMS residue screening (> 700 components) in Peru. Growers and exporters can use this to check whether their […]