We provide testing services for a very wide range of pesticides enabling you to clearly identify the presence or not of residues.
Within the website we provide clear means of identifying pesticide types, that is their class and compound along with trade names, risks associated with use and contact and what they are commonly used on or to control.
Please feel free to contact us on 01732 876705 both within the United Kingdom and internationally. Alternatively we can be contacted by email or using the form that you will find at the base of most of our pages.
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Modern agriculture has evolved to the extent that consumers now
expect to be able to buy a plentiful supply of food, at a reasonable
price, throughout the year.
Farmers and growers often use pesticides
to help them achieve this goal.
However, the compounds used as pesticides for
killing weeds, pests and moulds in crops are often harmful to people,
wildlife and the environment. For this reason the sale and use
of such compounds is very carefully controlled.
The authorisation of pesticide use is based upon Good Agricultural
Practice (GAP). Yet it is recognised that, even use of GAP may
still result in a crop with a detectable pesticide residue. Authorisation
for the use of a pesticide is only approved if a risk
assessment of residues levels in the crop shows the consumer risk is acceptable.
Maximum residue levels (MRLs) for individual crop/pesticide combinations
are therefore set on the basis of GAP.
Maximum (pesticide) Residue Levels allowable in foods are therefore
extensively regulated and frequently redefined in both EU legislation
The latest annual report PRC 2006 Annual Report (pdf) from the UK government sponsored monitoring programme indicated that in the 3562 (2005 - 3787, 2004 - 3854) food samples analysed:
- no pesticide residues were detected in 65.2% of samples (2005 - 68.1%, 2004 - 69%)
- pesticide residues were detected below the MRL in 33.1% of samples (2005 - 30.2%, 2004 - 30%)
- pesticide residues above the MRL were detected in 1.7% of samples (2005 -1.7%, 2004 - 1%).
(Figures in brackets are from 2005 and 2004 Reports).
QTS has the capability to determine a wide range of pesticide
residues to ensure that, especially those involved in the food
and drink industries, are in compliance with the frequently changing
QTS meets the European Union guidelines for pesticide monitoring, and participates in the FAPAS proficiency testing scheme.
QTS Analytical is a UKAS accredited laboratory to ISO 17025.
At QTS we pride ourselves on setting new standards. We have developed new technology to provide an industry-leading turnaround:
- Standard 5 day
- Emergency same day
- Flexible turnaround to suit your needs
We offer first-class customer service:
- Providing a flexible service in response to clients’ needs
- Responding quickly to all client queries
- Meeting agreed turnaround times
including the following classes:
- analysis of individual or groups of pesticides
- targeted pesticide testing
- multi- residue screening
for over 150 compounds,