All substances used against living organisms that harm plants and animals are called pesticides. Improper use of these substances may cause pesticide residues on the products. Pesticide residue analyses are performed using advanced chromatographic techniques that require the simultaneous analyses of many active substances with different properties and
these analyses require expertise. The conformity of the analyses is evaluated according to Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Maximum Residue Limits of Pesticides. Our department is accredited from TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 and TS EN ISO / IEC 17043 for "Determination and Quantification of Selected Pesticides" and "Determination of Naphthalene in Honey" analyses and accredited from TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 for "Fipronil and Fipronil sulfone analyses in Eggs". Additionally in our department, analyses of high polarized pesticides are conducted with QuPPe method. Another important task of our department defined in our establishment regulation is to conduct studies to ensure the unity and standardization of methods between the control laboratories of the ministry. For this purpose, we prepared the "Method Validation and Measurement Uncertainty Calculation Annotated Application Guide for Pesticide Analysis" and make the guide available for all public and private laboratories which perform pesticide analyses. This guideline provided solutions to many practical problems related to pesticide analyses method validation and measurement uncertainty calculation, and provided significant contributions to standardization between public and private laboratories conducting pesticide residue analyses and to eliminate many problems encountered during inspections. You can reach the related guide from the link below. In addition, our department has organized a group to improve communication and coordination between public and private food laboratories conducting pesticide analyses throughout the country.  Our unit is a laboratory where all kind of questions related pesticide analyses are consulted and seen as a solution point for both public and private laboratories as well as other institutions and organizations.

Resources and Training Notes Prepared by Our Department:

Method Validation and Measurement Uncertainty Calculation Annotated Application Guide for Pesticide Analysis