Pesticides residues analysis in foodstuffs and environment


  • For the registration of plant protection products and the setting up of Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs)
  • In accordance with the 91/414/EEC Directive and Regulations (EC) 396/2005, (EC) 1107/2009, (EU) 544/2011, (EU) 545/2011, (EU) 283/2013, (EU) 284/2013 and FAO recommendations
  • In compliance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)


  • Decline curve and harvest residue trials in fruits, vegetables and cereals

  • Field phase              
  • Installation of field trials in open field or in greenhouse
  • Treatment according to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • Sampling of specimens according to EU requirements
  • Shipment of specimens to the laboratory
  • Quality Assurance inspections and field phase report
  • Analytical phase    
  • Characterization of test item
  • Receipt, preparation and storage of specimens before analysis
  • Development, optimization and validation of analytical method
  • Determination of pesticide residues in specimens
  • Performance verification of analytical method during analysis
  • Quality Assurance inspections, analytical phase and final report
  • Archiving of all raw data
  • Management of multi-site studies as Study Director
    or collaboration to multi-sites studies as Field or Analytical Principal Investigator

  • Collaboration with test sites in Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom,
    The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece, Hungary …
  • Residue storage stability studies, processing studies, rotational crop studies

  • Development and validation of analytical methods in compliance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

  • Validation of analytical methods according to the EU and EPA requirements and OECD Guidelines

  • Specificity, linearity of chromatographic response, matrix effect, accuracy (recoveries), repeatability, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), stability of pesticides in standard and sample solutions.

  • Independent Laboratory Validation (ILV) studies

  • Pesticides residue analysis in fruits, vegetables, cereals, processed commodities, soil and wate


Gas Chromatography :

  • with Tandem Mass Spectrometry Detection (GC-MS/MS)
  • with Mass Spectrometry Detection (GC-MS)
  • with Electron Capture Detection (GC-ECD)
  • with Nitrogen Phosphorous Detection (GC-NPD)

Liquid Chromatography :       

  • with Tandem Mass Spectrometry Detection (UHPLC-MS/MS)
  • with UV-visible Diode Array Detection (HPLC-DAD)
  • with Fluorescence Detection (HPLC-Fluo)

Cleanup of extracts using Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and Solid Supported Liquid / Liquid extraction (SSLLE), liquid / liquid partition

Target audience

Enterprise, Laboratory


PD Nathalie DUCAT Olivier PIGEON SV GR
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