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Pesticides in Food

The continuously growing demand for food leads producers to use all the most productive processes to keep high the quality of their products. This may result in the use of pesticides. Such chemical substances can have harmful effects on consumers therefore residual levels are strictly regulated for human health and safety. Food Safety regulations set Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) to provide standards to protect consumers and the environment. Regulations and limits can vary from country to country and the list of target compounds and matrices is constantly updated making it difficult for food laboratories to choose methods and equipment for the determination of pesticide residues to keep up with the latest limits. Furthermore, short analytical turnaround time is critical to providing the necessary information required for rapid and efficient pesticide residue testing in food matrices.

For rapid and highly sensitive screening of pesticides, our chromatographic pesticide residue analysis techniques are trusted throughout the industry. To analyze more samples and ensure pesticide residues analyses are within regulatory threshold limits, labs need increasingly sensitive triple quad mass spectrometers that deliver lower cost per analysis, higher throughput, and decreased sample prep time. Our LC MS/MS solutions for multi-residue pesticide analysis, built on the QSight LCMSMS Mass Spectrometer, allow you to analyze hundreds of pesticides in one run with the utmost in sensitivity and efficiency.

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