Residue testing

Testing for
process and

Residue Testing

Residue testing ensures that the quality of your products meets both domestic and international market access and safety standards.

We offer a range of tests(external link) designed to meet supermarket Maximum Required Level (MRL) standards.

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Agricultural and Process Residues

We test over 1000 product types for a wide range of agricultural and process residues to ensure that the product meets both domestic and international standards.

Scope of Testing


  • Multi-residue - testing agricultural products for a wide range of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and other pesticides in a single test
  • Bactericides used to control bacterial infections in horticulture
  • Carbamate pesticides
  • Dithiocarbamate fungicides
  • Glyphosate/glufosinate herbicides
  • Neonicotinoids
  • Organochlorine pesticides
  • Organonitrogen pesticides
  • Organophosphorous pesticides
  • Phenoxy acidic herbicides
  • Plant growth regulators including maleic hydrazide
  • Pyrethroids
  • Quaternary ammonium herbicides (paraquat and diquat)
  • Quinone fungicides (dithianon)
  • Sulfonylurea herbicides including metsulfuron

Environmental and Process Contaminants of Agricultural Concern

  • Chlorate and perchlorate
  • Sodium thiocyanate
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds (BAC (C8-C18) and DDAC (C8-C12))

Natural toxins

  • Patulin


  • Amino alcohols
  • Bisphenol A
  • Food adulterants (melamine, cyanuric acid)
  • Fertiliser components (DCD)
  • Animal feed additives (bromoform)
  • Phthalate Plasticisers
  • Surfactants (nonylphenol)

Veterinary Medicines

We test meat, tissue, urine, food, honey, milk and dairy products for residues from a wide range of veterinary medicines to ensure that the quality of the product meets international standards.

Most food safety authorities around the world regulate the use of the following veterinary medicines. They require food producers to certify that their products are meet supermarket Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) standards.

Scope of testing offered


  • Aminoglycosides
  • Beta lactams
  • Carbadox
  • Coccidiostats
  • Nitrofurans
  • Nitroimidazoles
  • Phenicols
  • Sulfonamides


  • Benzimidazoles
  • Macrocyclic lactones
  • Salicylanilides
  • Levamisole, praziquantel, morantel, clorsulon, monepantel

Hormonal agents

  • Steroids
  • Beta-agonists


  • Compound 1080 (fluoroacetate)
  • Anticoagulants

Other veterinary medicines

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)
  • Sedatives
  • Thyreostats

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