Pesticides are plant protecting products and products for combating parasites. They are used in agricultural cultivation or after the harvest as, among other things, insecticides, herbicides or fungicides to protect the crop and the harvested materials from parasites, weeds and fungal infestations and from decay in general.
In Switzerland, the maximum levels of pesticides are regulated by the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (EDI) on Foreign Substances and Ingredients in Food Products (FIV). Depending on the category of product and on the pesticide, special limit values exist for Switzerland, or reference is made to the European Regulation No. 396/2005, whose maximum levels are interpreted as being tolerance levels according to the Ordinance on Foreign Substances and Ingredients in Food Products (FIV) in Switzerland.
Pesticides must, in accordance with the Swiss legislature, be present in or on foodstuffs only in harmless and technologically unavoidable quantities. To guarantee the safety of your foodstuffs, the product-specific legal regulations must be complied with. Expertise and competent consultation are an indispensable part of this.
Are you looking for an accredited contract laboratory in Switzerland to test the safety of your products? Do you want to know if your products are marketable in relation to their pesticide residues?
Using the most modern GC/MS-MS and LC/MS-MS techniques, we will analyse your products for more than 400 different pesticides – quickly, competently and reliably. Investigation for specialised individual pesticides is also possible.