RESIDUES DETECTION DEPARTMENT
The Residues Detection Department of Food Safety Laboratory is well-equipped with high precise equipment (GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, AAS, IR-MS, etc.) and professional staff with great experience of participation in local and international trainings. The laboratory tests of food stuff, plant or animal origin food and feed are carried out as well as according to requirements of EEU and national regulations, technical specifications, also according to the in-house methods.
The tests for detection of residual amounts of chemical contaminants (pesticides, contaminants used during the processing of food stuff, contaminants of external environment, residues of veterinary drugs) are carried out in laboratory conditions designed and furnished according to international standards. High precise and mainly automated equipments such as microwave oven, automatic extraction and purification systems, analytical devices equipped with autosamplers and various ultrasensitive detectors give an opportunity simultaneously test 24-150 samples, decrease the influence of human factor and increase accuracy and precision of test results.
High purity reference standards and chemical reagents, verified laboratory equipment are used also in this department. We have a number of primary programs, e.g. the identification of alcoholic beverages of viti-vinicultural origin and the isotope ratio investigations aimed to establish the isotopes database of alcoholic beverages of RA.