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We would like to announce the third European Proficiency Test for Pesticide Residues in Special Commodities (EUPT-FV-SC04, Sultana Raisins), 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-SC04 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 100 g of sultana raisins homogenate containing pesticide residues will be shipped to participants on 23rd November 2020 (If any laboratory has holidays in the week of the shipment, please inform the organizer to rearrange the shipment). No blank sample will be sent.

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

23rd October 2020

Deadline for receiving Application Form from laboratories.

16th November 2020

Sample distribution

23rd November 2020

Deadline for receiving results

15th January 2021

Preliminary Report with statistical treatment

February 2021

Final Report

August 2021


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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Published 26-10-2020, 15:49:35


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