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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the fifth European Proficiency Test for Pesticide Residues in Special Commodities (EUPT-FV-SC05, Dried white beans), 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-SC05 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. Given the limited material available, the registration forms will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

The test item, approximately 125 g of white dried beans powder containing pesticide residues will be shipped to participants on 29th November 2021 (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):



Registration period

26th October 2021-15th November 2021

Specific Protocol published on the Web site.

15th November 2021 at the latest

Sample distribution.

​2​9th November 2021

Deadline for receiving results

10th January 2022

Preliminary Report: (containing preliminary assigned values

and z scores)

February 2022

Final Report distributed to the Laboratories.

August 2022


If you are interested in participating, please fill in the application form by 15th November 2021 at the latest (We remind you that the registration forms will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis).

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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