Accurate pesticide residue analysis is exceptionally critical in today’s landscape.
Pesticide testing on hundreds or even thousands of samples day in day out has become part and parcel of routine food and beverage labs across. This is the new reality.
Along with the demand for more crops to feed the rising global population, sustainable food production methods that have effective pest intervention are also much needed. Consequently, farmers have taken measures into their own hands to protect and improve harvests. The result — a surge in the use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Residues from these substances are left behind on produce and sometimes even absorbed; thus, entering the food supply. While the amount and toxicity can vary, sufficient concentrations of these residues could be toxic to all that ingest it.
Test Hundreds of Pesticide Residues in Food Samples, Quickly and Efficiently
There are more than 1,000 pesticides currently available for use and with mounting regulation to protect human health, pesticide testing has become a prerequisite. With hundreds or even thousands of samples to screen within tight deadlines and strict legislation, you need a solid solution to detect and identify pesticide compounds across multiple classes.
High Throughput Pesticide Analysis That Puts You Ahead
Whether you are performing a large panel of pesticide residue analysis, a single polar pesticide like glyphosate or a very topical analysis like neonicotinoids, SCIEX has the technology and expertise to keep your lab is ahead of the game. Matrix complexities often lead to false positive or false negative results when using retention times and MRM ratios alone. By using SCIEX QTRAP® and QTOF systems, you can improve your confidence through intuitive quantitative and qualitative workflows. These technologies acquire library searchable mass spectra while maintaining chromatographic integrity and runtime performance.