Pesticide Residue

  • Pesticide Residue

    The US EPA performs  risk assessments for pesticides to determine whether they can be used safely without endangering human health. From this data, they determine pesticide tolerance levels, also known as maximum residue limits (MRLs), which are the maximum permitted levels of pesticide that can remain in or on a target food. The US FDA is responsible for monitoring and enforcing these tolerances for raw agricultural materials and processed foods, while the USDA has the same responsibilities for meat, poultry, and certain dairy products. While regular testing of food products is  ethically justified , both the FDA and USDA have demonstrated an  inability to perform adequate testing in a cost-efficient manner on their own. That’s why third party laboratories, like Anresco, have proven themselves vital to maintaining the integrity of the country’s food supply.

    Anresco’s GC and HPLC staff have over 80 years of experience detecting pesticides in a variety of food products including fruits, produce, spices, and processed goods. Anresco runs both “Luke” and “QuEChERS” multi-residue analyses (MRAs), as well as tests for specific pesticide compounds such as glyphosate. The “Luke” MRA has been the standard FDA method for over twenty years and is adequate for capturing most older pesticides, whereas the “QuEChERS” MRA is a relatively young method developed by the USDA capable of picking up many newer pesticides. Trust in Anresco for your pesticide residue testing needs.

    Multi-Class/Multi Residue Method (MRA)

    • Organochloride (OC)
    • Organonitrogen (ON)
    • Organophosphate (OP)
    • n-Methyl Carbamates (MC)

    Specific Pesticides

    • PCB’s (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
    • Procymidone
    • EBDC Residues (Maneb/Mancozeb)
    • Benomyl (carbendazim, MBC)
    • Alar
    • Avid
    • Benomyl / carbendazim / MBC
    • Buctril (BROMOXYNIL)
    • Carzol
    • Chlordimeform
    • Chlorophenoxy herbicides Screen
    • Clofentezine (Apollo)
    • Cyromazine (triguard)

    • Diphacinone
    • Diquat
    • DPA (diphenylamine)
    • Ethrel (ethephon)
    • Ethylene Dibromide (EDB fumigant)
    • ETU
    • Fenbutatin-oxide
    • Fluazifop (-p-butyl)
    • Fosetyl-Al
    • Glyphosate/Roundup
    • Imazethapyr
    • Imidacloprid
    • Maleic hydrazide

    • Methoprene
    • Naphthalene acetic acid (NAA)
    • OPP (ortho phenylphenol)
    • Organotins (Hexakis,Plictran,Vendex)
    • Oryzalin (surflan)
    • Paraquat (gramoxone)
    • Phenylurea herbicides screen (linuron, diuron, monuron, etc.)
    • Phosphine (Al / Zn Phosphide)
    • Rotenone
    • Silvex (chlorophenoxyherbicides)
    • Strychnine
    • Tebufenozide
    • Thiabendazole (TBZ)
    • Thiocarbamates (Sutan, Vernam)