Quantitation of over 1000 Pesticides in Tomatoes in Accordance with the SANTE 11312/2021 Guideline



Webinar Date/Time: Tue, Jan 23, 2024 11:00 AM CET (5:00 AM EST)

Discover the first commercially available workflow for the analysis of more than 1000 pesticides in accordance with the SANTE 11312/2021 guideline using GC/LC MS/MS detection.

Learn how with a simple sample preparation protocol over 1000 pesticides can be analyzed by GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS with data handling under a common data processing platform.

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Event Overview:

Pesticides play an important role in the agriculture and food industries to improve crop yield and food production. However, the quantity of pesticide residue remaining in or on commodities are tightly controlled to avoid contamination of the food chain and the environment. Therefore, regulatory agencies have set maximum residue levels (MRLs) for hundreds of pesticides and their metabolites. To check whether foods comply with these legal requirements, different analytical techniques are necessary to detect all pesticides that could be mandated for analysis. This webinar describes a comprehensive end-to-end workflow for the targeted quantitation of more than 1,000 pesticides in tomato using GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS techniques with a common QuEChERS sample extraction protocol without further clean-up. The workflow performance was successfully evaluated according to the SANTE 11312/2021 guideline based on method sensitivity, limit of quantification, linearity, recovery, and repeatability using matrix-matched calibration standards for over 1,000 pesticides.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand why combining GC/MS/MS with LC/MS/MS is necessary to determine the widest scope of pesticides.
  • Understand how a robust universal sample preparation has been exploited to attain compliant pesticide residue results.
  • Learn how over 1,000 pesticides can be analyzed within 20 minutes.
  • Learn how dynamic MRM (dMRM) can improve the scope and efficiency of multiresidue quantification at the European Union maximum residue levels (MRLs).

Who should attend:

  • Private CRO food safety testing laboratories
  • Government food testing laboratories
  • Academic food science laboratories
  • Food lab managers
  • Food lab instrument operators


Peter Kornas
LC/MS application engineer
Agilent Technologies

Peter Kornas has over a decade of experience in the field of development and validation of analytical methods for pesticide, mycotoxin, and contaminant analysis using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Prior to joining Agilent Technologies as an LC/MS Application Engineer in 2018, he worked as an analytical chemist in the food industry in close cooperation with regulatory affairs to guarantee the fulfillment of legal requirements.

Teresa Klink
LC/MS application engineer
Agilent Technologies

Teresa Klink started at Agilent Technologies in 2022 and works in the Applied Markets area for developing analytical methods for GC/MS and LC/MS. Prior to joining Agilent, she worked for several years in a contract lab and an industry company. There, she focused on developing analytical methods using LC/MS and GC/MS to check food packaging materials and printing inks for their migration behavior and their regulatory compliance for food contact.

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