Food Analysis

The Challenges of Pesticide Analysis - LC or GC Triple Quadrupole?

Ensuring the safety of the world’s food supply is critical, but identifying and quantifying contaminants such as pesticides can be a significant challenge, particularly in widely differing environments under a variety of regulatory frameworks.


This webinar discussion forum, produced in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, is part 1 of the 'Instrument Selection Discussion Series', which will take a look at the pros and cons of LC-QqQ and GC-QqQ for the analysis of pesticides in food and agricultural matrices. Industry and technology experts will provide their insights on the various instrumental setups and workflows for analysing real-work samples and aim to address questions such as:

  • What are the main challenges in the QqQ analysis of a comprehensive list of pesticides?
  • What are the most challenging sample matrices for pesticides analysis with QqQ instruments?
  • How can GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS or High-Resolution Accurate Mass (HRAM) technology address counterfeiting issues?
  • Will laboratories use QqQ and HRAM as a complementary approach?
  • What will be the key improvements to these instrumental workflows in the near future?

Our expert panellists for this educational event are:

BertPopping_eDMBert Popping (FOCOS)
Bert advises technology providers, food manufacturers, start-up companies, not-for-profit organizations, investors and laboratories on strategic food safety solutions and emerging technologies. He has 25 years of experience in the food testing industry.

KatieBanaszewski_eDMKatie Banaszewski (NOW Foods)
Katie is the Analytical Lab Manager NOW Foods where she uses her 15 years of industry experience to lead the development and implementation of a routine pesticide residue monitoring program and plays an integral role in growing the company’s analytical capabilities.

LukaszRajski_eDMŁukasz Rajski (EURL-FV, University of Almería)
Łukasz is an expert in the development and validation of analytical methods for pesticide residues in food, working with advanced mass spectrometry techniques (both high-resolution and triple quadrupole) coupled to ultra-high performance LC and IC.

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