The presence of pesticides in food is a growing concern for consumers. Showing that products or ingredients are pesticide-free can be important to the success of products and in some cases may even be a regulatory requirement.  Most major classes of pesticides are analysed, including Organophosphates, Organonitrogens, Organochlorines, Pyrethroids, Carbamates etc.  AES Labs offers variety of pesticide residues testing services that include:

  • Single Residue Analysis
  • Multi Residue Analysis
  • Pesticide screening
  • Targeted Pesticide analysis

Products for Pesticide Residues Testing

  • Dairy productspesticide residues testing
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Rice
  • Dried fruits
  • Honey
  • Fruit juices and concentrates
  • Health supplements
  • Tea & Coffeepesticide residues testing
  • Babyfood
  • Cereals
  • Beverages, Wine and spirits
  • Fish & Fish products
  • Meat & Meat products
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Flavours
  • Fats and Oils
  • Feed
  • Drinking-, ground- or surface water

Customized Packages

Analytical Techniques for Pesticide Residues Testing

AES Laboratory follows standard test protocols as well as in-house developed and validated methods for pesticide residues testing.  Some of the standard protocols followed include AOAC, PAM, EN etc.  Several extraction and cleanup techniques like liquid-liquid extractions, Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction (dSPE or QuEChERS) are used for maximum recovery of pesticide residues from the food matrix.  Residue quantification is carried out suing several mass spectrometry & selective chromatography techniques like GC/MS/MS, LC/MS/MS & GC-ECD.