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Protecting Consumers Against Pesticides: Development of a Fast and Simple LC-MS Pesticide Screening Method

Although pesticides protect crops and plants, they are known to be harmful and of toxicological significance. In order to ensure the safety of the food chain and to protect consumers, fast and reliable methods for the qualification and quantification of residual chemicals, contaminants, and pesticides in food and feed are essential. This article describes the method development and optimization of a fast and simple high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) assay for the separation, qualification, and quantification of common pesticides.