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LC/MS Pesticide Analysis

LC/MS Pesticide Analysis

Detect, Quantify and Identify Pesticides in Food with Confidence

The worldwide use of pesticides in food production has been the cause for increasing concern. Consumers are looking for the assurance that the food they eat is safe. Chemical diversity of these pesticides also presents a considerable challenge to food safety chemists, who require a range of analytical techniques to extract pesticides from food samples, and then to accurately determine their identity and concentration at trace levels.

Agilent's comprehensive sample preparation, chromatography, and mass spectrometry portfolio provides food safety chemists all the tools they need to meet their analytical challenges. Targeted quantitation of pesticides at trace levels has been demonstrated using Agilent's Triple Quadrupole LC/MS systems in matrices ranging from fruits and vegetables, to baby food and botanicals. For screening applications, Agilent offers accurate mass instrumentation, databases and libraries which enable the identification of thousands of pesticides in food samples with unprecedented confidence.