As insects, fungi and animals are a constant threat to crop yields, the increased use of organic pesticides seems inevitable. Organic pesticides are often applied to fruit and vegetables before and after harvesting, which can then be found in water sources via run-off from agricultural land as well as on the land and the crop itself. Drinking water limits and food Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) are set at very low limits to avoid risk of toxicity to humans and animals.
At RPS, our laboratory experts have extensive experience in crop residues analysis and testing, working across a range of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other organic compounds.
RPS hold fixed and flexible scope accreditations for pesticides to ISO IEC 17025 in compliance with OECD and SANCO/10684/2009 guidelines.