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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the third European Proficiency Test for Pesticide Residues in Special Commodities (EUPT-FV-SC03, Avocado homogenate), organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Residues of Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables on behalf of the European Commission, Health and Food Safety Directorate-General (DG-SANTE).

This EUPT-FV-SC02 is directed at all National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) and all Official Laboratories (OfLs) in the EU Member States. Laboratories outside this EURL/NRL/OfL-Network may be allowed to participate on a case-by-case basis. Participation in this intercomparative study remains on a voluntary basisGiven the limited material available, the registration forms will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

The test item, approximately 200 g of avocado homogenate containing pesticide residues will be shipped to participants on 25th November 2019 (If any laboratory has holidays in the week of the shipment, please inform the organizer to rearrange the shipment).

The laboratories have to determine the residue levels and report the concentrations for each of the pesticides that they detect. The participants can download the Target pesticide List clicking here: Target List (excel file)  Target list in pdf

This list of target pesticides also contains the Minimum Required Reporting Level (MRRL) for each pesticide.

The timetable for this proficiency test is (please note that the Calendar may be subject to minor changes): 



Opening Registration period

16th October 2019

Deadline for receiving Application Form from laboratories.

11th November 2019

Sample distribution

25th November 2019

Deadline for receiving results

13th January 2020

Preliminary Report: only results, no statistical treatment

End of January 2020

Preliminary Report with statistical treatment

February 2020

Final Report

August 2020


The sample delivery will be 250 € for EU National Reference Laboratories and EU Official Laboratories and 350 € for the rest of laboratories. Regarding payment procedures, each laboratory can 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.


BANK NAME: CAJAMAR - Caja Rural Sociedad Corporativa de Crédito

BANK ACCOUNT HOLDER: Universidad de Almeria

BANK ADDRESS: Universidad de Almeria. Spain

ACCOUNT NUMBER: ES0730580130172731005000


REFERENCE GIVEN: Invoice No. or Lab Code    




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