Putting a bullseye on pesticide targets: targeted screening of 200+ pesticides in food & drink with the latest triple quadrupole technology
The presence of pesticide residues in agricultural products has always been a major concern for the everyday consumer. Thankfully, regulations put in place by governing bodies have restricted the amount of pesticides allowed on these products. However, due to the ever-evolving nature of pest-control technologies, chemical pesticide targets and their maximum residue limits (MRL) are constantly changing. Frequent changes to the regulatory landscape make pesticide analysis a moving target; difficult for many routine analytical labs to keep pace. To aid with this challenge, this talk discusses a “multiresidue screening” approach, allowing users to screen and quantitate a variety of different pesticide classes within a single method. This method provides users with sufficient margin to confidently detect 200+ trace-level pesticide targets at and beyond regulatory guidelines. Through this, we demonstrate the technological advancements in triple quadrupole LC/MS, allowing users to keep pace with this ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Who should attend
- Lab managers in service labs providing routine analysis for Food & Environmental Safety
- LC/MS users doing routine analysis for Food & Environmental Safety
- LC/MS users interested in combining class-specific LC/MS methods into a single multi-residue method.
What you will learn
- Designing, executing, and validating a multiresidue pesticide screening method
- LC/MS instrument capability required to carry out this kind of analysis
- Considerations for increasing instrument uptime
Linfeng Wu, Ph.D.
Patrick Batoon, Ph.D.
Product Manager of Triple Quadrupole LC/MS