Application note: Pesticide analysis in tomatoes by AOAC 2007.1 QuEChERS methodology

QuEChERS kits enable fast sample preparation, resulting in pesticide recoveries. Extraction was achieved in tomatoes with the Agilent 7000D GC/TQ.

The global agriculture industry uses over a thousand different pesticides in the production of food and foodstuffs. Producers require pesticides to meet the increasing demand for reasonably priced food. This growing demand has increased the use of pesticides and expanded poor agricultural practices, elevating risks in the food supply and the environment. The QuEChERS method is the industry standard for pesticide extraction and cleanup for a wide variety of food samples. QuEChERS kits are easy to use and enable fast sample preparation, resulting in excellent pesticide recoveries.