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European Union Proficiency Test for Pesticide Residues in tea EUPT-T01


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Dear Colleagues,We would like to announce the first European Proficiency Test for Pesticide Residues in tea (EUPT-T01), 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-SANCO).

Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 (Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, published at OJ of the EU L70 of 16.03.2005, and last amended by Regulation 839/2008 published at OJ of the EU L234 of 30.08.2008) lays down the general tasks, duties and requirements for EURLs for Food, Feed and Animal Health. Among these tasks is the provision of independently organised comparative tests. Furthermore, Regulation (EU) No 1235/2012 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 as regards the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin, indicates that tea samples coming from China should be analysed for pesticide residues with multiresidue methods based on GC-MS and LC-MS or with single-residue methods. Taking this into consideration, the EURL for pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables at the University of Almería, Spain, has organised a proficiency test for pesticide residues in tea. This proficiency test will be carried out in a way which simulates, as far as possible, the real sample conditions. For this reason, the sample sent to the laboratories for analysis of the present pesticides using their multiresidue methods will be a commercial incurred tea sample.

This EUPT-T01 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 basis and is free of charge for those laboratories that have participated in EUPT-FV15.


The calendar for this proficiency test is this:

Activity Date
Sending Application Form to laboratories. 9th May 2013
Sending calendar and pesticides target list to participant laboratories. 14th May 2013
Deadline for receiving Application Form from laboratories. 17th May 2013
Sample distribution. 10th June 2013
Deadline for receiving results 28th June 2013
Preliminary Report: only results, no statistical treatment. July 2013
Final Report September 2013

You can download this calendar Here: Calendar

The test item, 15 g of ground green tea, will be shipped to participants on 10th June 2013 (If any laboratories have holidays in the week of the shipment, please inform the organizer to rearrange the shipment).

The sample delivery will be free of charge for those laboratories that have participated in EUPT-FV15. Other laboratories will be charged 175 €. Regarding payment procedures, each laboratory can specify their details and invoice requests when applying for the test. Payment details are as follows:

Payment Account Details:

BANK NAME: CAJAMAR - Caja Rural Sociedad Corporativa de Crédito
BANK ACCOUNT HOLDER: Universidad de Almeria
BANK ADDRESS: Office Number 990. Universidad de Almeria. Spain
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 30580130172731005000 
IBAN: ES0730580130172731005000 
REFERENCE GIVEN: Invoice No. or Lab Code
NOTE: If your laboratory participated in EUPT-FV-15, the shipment fee for EUPT-T01 will be free.





For any further question about EUPT-FV-T01, please contact with:

Ms. Carmen Ferrer

Department of Hydrogeology and Analytical Chemistry
Ctra. de San Urbano s/n
04120 Almería
Tel. (+34) 950014102 
Email: cferrer@ual.es


Mrs. Ana Lozano

Department of Hydrogeology and Analytical Chemistry
Ctra. de San Urbano s/n
04120 Almería
Tel. (+34) 950215645 
Email: analozano@ual.es

Best Regards,

The EUPT-FV-T01 Organizing-Team




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Published 19-12-2013, 14:44:51


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