Pesticides, Veterinary Residues and Trace Chemical Contaminants
The contamination of food and feed products with trace levels of environmental contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals and PAHs is an ever-present concern for the industry.
UK and EU contaminants related legislation imposes high demands on all traded commodities, setting numerous legal maximum limits (MRLs) for various pesticides and other environmental contaminants. We can offer a wide-range of tests capable of providing low-level assurance of product compliance with such Regulations.
We can offer a full pesticide multi-residue screen covering 600+ residues. Furthermore, we can offer tests for residues of specific interest, such as:
- Chlormequat and mepiquat
- Fosetyl aluminium
- Phosphonic acid
- Maleic Hydrazide
- Glufosinate ammonium
Antibiotics and Veterinary Residues
We can offer testing in a range of food matrices for a full veterinary drug multi-residue screen covering 58 residues from the following groups:
- Growth Promotors
Lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) are all environmental contaminants which can find their way into foodstuffs at trace levels. We can offer cost-competitive analysis of these heavy metals.
Undesirable traces of substances derived from environmental pollution caused by industrial manufacturing processes can find their way into the food chain. We can offer testing for the most prevalent of these substances:
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
- Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
For further information please contact us.