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Developing a low cost model for the measurement of uncertainty in pesticide residue analysis - PS2518

Description
There is increasing interest, internationally, in making formal assessments of uncertainty associated with the analysis of pesticides in foods, not least because the information may be utilised to support policy- or enforcement-decision making. A major challenge facing laboratories is to be able produce meaningful estimates of uncertainty at realistic costs. A simple low cost model proposed by CSL utilises routine analytical control data in a tiered approach.

There is a need to further develop the model and to disseminate the findings to the wider scientific community.

The objectives are therefore:
1) To undertake some limited analysis to fill gaps in the existing analytical data sets.
2) To publish details of the CSL uncertainty model in a peer reviewed journal.
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Objective
1) To undertake some limited analysis to fill gaps in the existing analytical data sets.
2) To publish details of the CSL uncertainty model in a peer reviewed journal.
Project Documents
• Final Report : 'Developing a Low Cost Model for the Measurement of Uncertainty in Pesticide Residue Analysis'   (191k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2005

Cost: £19,908
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Keywords
Analysis              
Analytical Chemistry              
Analytical Quality Control              
Farming              
Food and Drink              
Food Quality              
Food Safety              
Pesticide Residues              
Pesticides              
Public Health              
Residues Testing              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety