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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Proficiency Test in Fruits and Vegetables Screening Methods 10 (EUPT-FV-SM-10), organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Residues of Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables on behalf of the European Commission, Health & Consumer Protection Directorate-General (DG-SANTE).

This EUPT is open for all National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) and all Official Laboratories (OfLs) of the EU, and furthermore it is also open for the NRLs and OfLs of the EU-candidate states and the EFTA countries. Participation will be on a voluntary basis

Laboratories outside this EURL/NRL/OfL-European Union Network (laboratories from countries outside the EU) may be allowed to participate on a case-by-case basis after consultation with DG SANTE.

The test item for the EUPT-FV-SM09 will be GREEN BEANS WITH PODS homogenate containing pesticides.

The test materials, 200 g of green beans with pods homogenate containing pesticide residues, together with 200 g of 'blank' green beans with pods homogenate, will be shipped to participants on 5th March 2018
If any laboratories have holidays in the week of the shipment, please inform the organiser to rearrange the shipment as soon as possible.

The deadline fixed for result submission will be 72 hours after receiving the sample.

This year, due to some changes in the website administration, the registration and the forms will be submitted in excel files, sorry for the inconvenience.

The evaluation of this PT will be based on qualitative information, although an estimated concentration will be requested for those pesticides that are detected, only for informative purposes. A target pesticide list will not be provided.

NOTE: If your laboratory participates in the EUPT-FV-20 too, only one bottle of "blank" green beans with pods homogenate will be shipped for both Proficiency Tests.

VERY IMPORTANT: The deadline for result submission to the Organiser will be 72 hours after receipt of the sample.

Please note that in some cases the documents or the dates could change, new versions updated. In this case, it will be published in our webpage and additionally an e-mail will be sent to the participants for notification. Please, check periodically our website in case the email does not get through to you.

For laboratories participating in EUPT-FV20 this PT will have no cost. For other EU/EFTA laboratories, the sample delivery will be 250 €, and for other countries the price will be 350 €. Regarding payment procedures, each laboratory should specify their details and invoice requests when applying for the test.

Please, do not pay for this EUPT until we send you the invoice. Remember to include your Laboratory Code in the subject of the bank transfer.

Account Details

BANK NAME: CAJAMAR - Caja Rural Sociedad Corporativa de Crédito
BANK ACCOUNT HOLDER: Universidad de Almeria
BANK ADDRESS: Universidad de Almeria. Spain
ACCOUNT NUMBER: ES0730580130172731005000 





Publishing the Calendar and Matrix on the Web page.

January 2018

Receiving Application Form from invited laboratories.

19th Jan – 5th Feb 2018

Specific Protocol published on the Web site.

19th Feb 2018 at the latest

Sample distribution.

5th March 2018

Deadline for receiving results: Fill in “Results Page”

72 hours after receiving the sample

Preliminary Report

Last week of March 2018

Final Report distributed to the Laboratories.

December 2018


For any further question about EUPT-FV-SM, please contact:  

Ms. Carmen Ferrer  

Department of Hydrogeology and Analytical Chemistry
Ctra. de Sacramento s/n
04120 Almería
Tel. (+34) 950014102

Mr. Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba  

Department of Hydrogeology and Analytical Chemistry
Ctra. de Sacramento s/n
04120 Almería
Tel. (+34) 950015034 


Best Regards,  

The EUPT-FV Organising-Team



Published 18-01-2018, 16:53:22

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