GAFTA-certificate for Grain

Groen Agro Control has received the GAFTA-certificate for Grain.
With this certificate we are able to expand our services for companies that trade in agricultural commodities.
Besides the GAFTA-certificate for grain, we will obtain the GAFTA-certificate for animal feed in the nearby future.

Please visit our website for all our certificates and acknowledgements.

 

Specific analyses for the export of onions and potatoes to Indonesia.

On 25th of  March 2019, the recognition of Groen Agro Control by the Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency (IAQA) was extended for a period of 3 years. Certain products intended for export to Indonesia must meet specific requirements. Trade parties that export these goods to Indonesia must have their products analysed by an accredited laboratory on heavy metals, pesticide residues, mycotoxins and microbiological parameters. These specific requirements are applicable to onions and potatoes. If you export onions or potatoes to Indonesia, our laboratory can be of service with fast and reliable analysis on pesticide residues and heavy metals.

The extension of our recognition can be found on our website.

Analysis of Matrin in fresh produce

Currently there is a lot of attention for the active ingredient Matrin. This is an alkaloid produced by plants of the genus Sophora and is used as an insecticide in various crops in some countries. Matrin is currently not registered in the EU as a plant protection product and therefore has an MRL of 0.01 mg/kg

Some German Retail companies have added Matrin to their Blacklist meaning that suppliers have to make sure that their produce are free from Matrin residue. Matrin is measured our multi-residu screening and can be found on Analysis list v20 for fresh produce.

Accredited analysis of heavy metals in soil and compost

Many of our analyses are performed according to ISO 17025 accredited methods. Just recently our analysis of heavy metals in soil and compost has received a positive evaluation by the Board of Accreditation. We are able to perform accredited analysis of the following heavy metals in soil and compost: Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chrome, Cobalt, Copper, Mercury, Lead, Nickel, Tin, Silver and Zinc.

Our ISO -17025 Operations list is available on our website.

Groen Agro Control present at the HortiContact 2019

On 19, 20 and 21 February we are present at the HortiContact in Gorinchem. You can find us at stand number K129. Feel free to drop by to get acquainted or make an appointment with Ines van Marrewijk via i.vanmarrewijk@agrocontrol.nl.

Updates to the MRL-legislation

Recently, two new regulations 2019/38 and 2019/50 were published by the EU announcing adjustments to the MRLs. Regulation 2019/50 describes MRL adaptations of chlorantraniliprole, clomazone, cyclaniliprool, fenazaquin, fenpicoxamid, fluoxastrobin, lambda-cyhalothrin, mepiquat, onion oil, thiacloprid and valifenalate and will enter into force retroactively from 1 January 2019.

More information about MRL updates can be found on our website.

Groen Agro Control is present at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin.

On 6, 7 and 8 February we are present at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. You can find us in Hall 3.2 at stand number B-19. Feel free to drop by to get acquainted or make an appointment with Michel Witmer via m.witmer@agrocontrol.nl.

Groen Agro Control is present at the Bio Fair 2019

On 23 & 24 January we are present at the BioBeurs in Zwolle. You can find us at stand number 185. Feel free to visit or make an appointment in advance with Michel Witmer via m.witmer@agrocontrol.nl.

Expansion of our laboratory

In recent years the demand for our services has increased rapidly. Because of this we are expanding our laboratory. In the near future, many soil samples will be analyzed in this new building in Delfgauw.

Accredited analysis of heavy metals in food

Many of our analyses are performed according to ISO 17025 accredited methods. Just recently our analysis of heavy metals in food has received a positive evaluation by the Board of Accreditation. We are able to perform accredited analysis of the following heavy metals in food: Aluminium, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chrome, Cobalt, Copper, Mercury, Lead, Nickel, Tin, Silver and Zinc.

Our ISO -17025 Operations list is available on our website.