Pesticides, Antibiotics & Hormones
Nowadays chemicals such as pesticides, antibiotics and hormones are used in plant and animal farming to boost production, reduce food waste, and ensure adequate food supply. The levels of agricultural and chemical residues that are allowed in foods are considered safe and must represent lowest level possible, complying with best industry practices.
The use of pesticides can dramatically increase crop production and ensure a higher quality of products. In animal farming drugs such as antibiotics and hormones are used to boost growth and cut down feed requirements. However, these chemicals are designed to boost-up the plant & animal farming, residues of these drugs & pesticides can be hazardous to humans. The level of harm from exposure to pesticides, animal antibiotics and hormones is dose related, meaning the more we consume, the greater the potential risk.
In order to control the usage of these types of chemicals, national & international standards set the maximum allowed limits for the agricultural and veterinary chemical residues present in foods.
At METS we are following GSO, ISO, CODEX, KS, SFDA & other standards to monitor the level of pesticides, antibiotics & hormones in the foods. Our highlights are,
- Competence centers with highly sophisticated instruments such as LC-MS/MS, HPLC, GC- FID, GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, FT-IR, ICP, Real-time PCR, CHNSO-analyzer, etc.
- Pesticide residues: Nearby 500 components are coming in our accredited scope
under ISO/IEC 17025: 2017
- Antibiotics: Around 80 plus elements are coming in our scope.
- Hormones: We are performing as per GSO requirements.