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Multi-residue Method Development (Development and validation of multi-residue methods required in support of the Pesticide Residues Committee (PRC) Annual Surveilance Programme - PS2514

Description
The overall purpose of the research is to support the necessary ongoing development of the UK Pesticides Monitoring Programme by providing the Pesticide Residues Committee with methodology to ensure that the programme remains up to date and more able to meet legislative requirements.

The main objective is to develop and validate a multi-residue method (MRM) for the analysis of 'natural pesticides'. These pesticides are used extensively in conventional and organic methods of food production, but are not included in the PRC monitoring programme. Robust and cost effective methods for these analytes do not currently exist because these analytes are analytically challenging and outside the scope of existing MRMs.

The detailed objective is:

„X To develop and validate a multi-residue method (MRM) for the analysis of up to eight 'natural pesticides' suitable for use in future PRC monitoring programmes.

Objective

To provide the PRC with a reliable multi-residue method for the analysis of 8 natural pesticides; rotenone, azadirachtin, ryania, pyrethrum, spinosad, nicotine, quassia, nicotine and piperonyl butoxide (synergist)
Project Documents
• Final Report : Multi-residue Method Development (Development and validation of multi-residue methods required in support of the Pesticide Residues Committee (PRC) Annual Surveillance   (184k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2005

Cost: £24,772
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Keywords
Analysis              
Analytical Chemistry              
Analytical Quality Control              
Food Safety              
Method Development              
Monitoring              
Pesticide Residues              
Public Health              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety