Screening of pesticide residues in leaf and crop samples

Next to our core business of performing fast and reliable laboratory analyses, our specialists are continuously working on improvements of our methods of analyses. Just recently, we have extended and improved our screening analysis package for determination of pesticide residues for leaf and (ornamental) crop samples.

What are the improvements:

  1. The GC-MS method will be replaced for the even better GC-MSMS method
  2. The list of components has been expanded with approximately 50 components
  3. The detection limit is reduced for almost all components to 0.01 mg / kg
  4. The number of accredited components has been expanded:
  • LC-MSMS from 38 to 145 components
  • GC-MSMS from 15 to 215 components

Leaf and crop samples will be analysed by this improved method from Monday 19-11-2018. The renewed analysis list for the screening of residues on leaf and crop samples is available on our website.

We are confident that we can offer an even better service with this new method of analysis. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact us via info@agrocontrol.nl

Accreditation for the analysis of Salmonella in feed

Just recently our analysis of Salmonella in feed has received a positive evaluation by the Board of Accreditation. We are able to perform accredited analysis of salmonella in feed samples.

Our ISO-17025 Operations list is available here

Accreditation for the analysis of heavy metals in water

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

Our ISO -17025 Operations list is available here

Extension of our BNN-Certificate for cereals and vegetable oils

We have received an extension of our BNN-certificate for cereals and vegetable oils. Our laboratory currently meets the requirements that BNN sets for the analysis of pesticide residues for organic products in the following groups:

  • AGF
  • processed fruit and vegetables,
  • Cereals, grains, rice, oil seeds and vegetable oils.
  • Tea and spices

Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) is an organization that guarantees the interests of the organic sector. The quality of the laboratories with a BNN approval is guaranteed by the strict requirements applicable for the methods of analysis. With the renewed and broader scope of our BNN recognition, we hope to serve the organic sector even better.

Our new BNN-certificate can be found here