Modernizing pesticide testing: top questions and challenges tackled

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Modernizing pesticide testing: top questions and challenges tackled

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Three panelists discuss method expansion, detection limits and evolving legislation.


Modernizing pesticide testing is fraught with possibilities — but also big challenges. Today’s pesticides testing labs want to know: 

  • How can we expand testing methods to address lower detection limits, more analytes per run and sample prep automation?
  • How are other labs adapting to challenges like ever-changing regulations, continual downsizing of sample amounts, ongoing climate change and overwhelming data validation? 
  • What are the best ways to improve efficiency? 
  • What are the best technologies to help (and are they working)?  
  • Where should I prioritize my investment to better ensure quality and efficiency, while also meeting regulations and budget restraints? 
  • What holds laboratories back from transforming their pesticides testing operations? 

Callout Text Box.jpgThese are the very questions answered during our scientific roundtable, Emerging trends and future directions in food testing: Modernizing Pesticides Testing.

In case you missed our March 23 discussion, here’s why you may want to tune in to the recording 

This session featured three panelists — all experts in the field of food or pesticides testing: 

  • Susanne Ekroth, Analytical Chemist at the Swedish National Food Agency 
  • Steven Lehotay, Lead Scientist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (Winchmore, PA) 
  • Dr. Jim Garvey, Head of Food Chemistry, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland 

During the discussion, the panelists covered four hot topics: 

  • The key areas to improve pesticide testing efficiency 
  • Recent changes in pesticide testing and characterization over the past few years 
  • Challenges organizations face when transforming their pesticide testing operations 
  • What the future looks like for pesticide characterization, including the challenges posed by new regulations and climate change 

The discussion included an engaging 20-minute Q&A session. 

Want to hear the discussion and learn more about recent changes in pesticide testing? Watch the recording today. 


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To learn more about the next roundtable discussion, Top challenges in measuring migration from food contact materials, click here.


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