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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the seventh European Proficiency Test for Pesticide Residues in special commodities (EUPT-FV-SC07, ground green coffee 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-SC07 is addressed to all National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) and all Official Laboratories (OfLs) in the EU Member States. Laboratories not belonging to this EURL/NRL/OfL-Network may participate on a case-by-case basis. Participation in this intercomparative study remains voluntary. Given the limited material available, registration forms will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

The test item, approximately 100 g of ground green coffee beans containing pesticide residues, will be shipped to participants on November 20th 2023.

No blank sample will be sent.

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 (same as Mandatory Target list of EUPT-FV25): 

Target List (excel file)  Target list (pdf file) 

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
13th October 2023- 31st October 2023
Specific Protocol published on the Web site.
6th November 2023 at the latest
Sample distribution.
​20th November 2023
Deadline for receiving results
20th December 2023
Preliminary Report:
(containing preliminary assigned values and z scores)
January 2024
Final Report distributed to the Laboratories.
August 2024


If you are interested in participating, please fill in the application form by 31st October 2023 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 NRLs and EU OfLs and 400 € for other countries.   

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


For any further question, please contact:


Dr. Carmen Ferrer

Department of Hydrogeology and Analytical Chemistry
Ctra. de Sacramento s/n
04120 Almería
Tel. (+34) 950214102
Email: cferrer@ual.es  


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Published 26-10-2023, 11:43:46


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