Pesticide residues - analysis

Grapes on a vine

Pesticides are used to protect plants against pests, weeds and mould. They can also be harmful to living organism and the environment and it is therefore necessary to regulate and control the use of pesticides. The Swedish Food Agency is the competent authority and responsible for the monitoring of pesticide residues in food.

For the monitoring of pesticide residues, multi residue methods are used which are preferable due to the simplicity to detecting hundreds of pesticides in a single extraction. Moreover, for pesticides, which are not amenable in multi residue methods a number of single residue methods have been developed.

Furthermore, a number of samples are screened using high-resolution technology to identify prohibited use or new pesticides that are not covered by existing multi-methods.

Accredited methods

The accredited methods used by the Swedish Food Agency to analyse pesticides residues are listed in the pdf below.

Please contact us if you would like further information and/or prices for the analyses we offer.

Kristina Granelli
Head of Chemistry Department

Laboratory services

Reviewed 2022-10-31