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In addition to MRA screens, pesticide residue testing may also be useful in verifying the absence of banned pesticides to meet certification requirements.  Using the most advanced technologies, including liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) and gas chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (GC/MS/MS), SGS can identify and quantify approximately 300 pesticide compounds at our Brookings laboratory and over 500 compounds through our network of SGS laboratories globally.   

Throughout the past five years, requests by our clients for MRA have increased.  To meet these requests SGS Brookings has added a GC/MS/MS and has validated nearly 200 additional pesticides for our pesticide screen.  SGS offers three testing packages, a basic MRA package with approximately 200 compounds by GC/MSMS, a complete package that combines GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS analysis with almost 300 compounds, and package with individual testing of compounds to meet requirements for particular products or export country requirements.  Typical turnaround time is 5 to 10 days for our basic and complete packages.  Test results are available 24 hours a day, online through QLab, our report management system.    

Our pesticide residues laboratory operate under strict guidelines, are accredited to ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:2008, and is staffed by scientists and technicians with years of experience as well as degrees in chemistry, microbiology and agronomy. In short, we adhere to the highest standards of global governance.  Using our services ensures that your foodstuffs satisfy regulatory requirements for pesticide residues. Contact us now to find out more.

SGS Brookings has the capabilities to assist feed mills, food producers, and ingredient manufacturers with a variety of testing needs including nutritional, proximate, and contaminant testing.   SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.

For more information, please contact:

Angela Carlson
Analytical Lab Manager
241 34th Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006, USA
t: +1-877-692-7611
f: +1-605-692-5908