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Given the limited material available,the registration forms will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. 




Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Proficiency Test Screening Methods 16 (EUPT- SM-16), 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-SANTE).

This EUPT is open for all National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) and all Official Laboratories (OfLs) of the EU, and furthermore it is also open for the NRLs and OfLs of the EU-candidate states and the EFTA countries. Participation will be on a voluntary basis.

Given the limited material available, the registration forms will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Laboratories outside this EURL/NRL/OfL-European Union Network (laboratories from countries outside the EU) may be allowed to participate on a case-by-case basis.

The test item for the EUPT-FV-SM16 will be BANANA HOMOGENATE containing pesticide residues.

The test material, 200 g of BANANA HOMOGENATE containing pesticide residues, will be shipped to participants on 26th Fwbruary 2024. If any laboratories have holidays in the week of the shipment, please inform the organiser to rearrange the shipment as soon as possible.

The deadline fixed for result submission will be 72 hours after receiving the sample.

The evaluation of this PT will be based on qualitative information, although an estimated concentration will be requested for those pesticides that are detected, only for informative purposes. A target pesticide list will not be provided.

VERY IMPORTANT: The deadline for result submission to the Organiser will be 72 hours after receipt of the sample. 

Please note that in some cases the documents or the dates could change, new versions updated. In this case, it will be published in our webpage and additionally an e-mail will be sent to the participants for notification. Please, check periodically our website in case the email does not get through to you.

For laboratories participating in EUPT-FV26, this screening PT will have no cost. For other EU/EFTA laboratories, the sample delivery will be 350 €, and for other countries the price will be 450 €. Spanish laboratories and those not registered in VIES (http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/?locale=en) will have to pay the corresponding taxes.  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.

Account Details

BANK NAME: CAJAMAR - Caja Rural Sociedad Corporativa de Crédito

BANK ACCOUNT HOLDER: Universidad de Almeria

BANK ADDRESS: Universidad de Almeria. Spain

ACCOUNT NUMBER: ES0730580130172731005000 







Receiving Application Form from invited laboratories.

11th Jan 2024 – 30th Jan 2024

Specific Protocol published on the Web site.

12th Feb 2024 at the latest

Sample distribution.

26th February 2024

Deadline for receiving results: Fill in “Results form

72 hours after receiving the sample

Preliminary Report

April 2024

Final Report distributed to the Laboratories.

September 2024



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

Ms. Carmen Ferrer  

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

Mr. Octavio Malato Rodríguez 

Department of Hydrogeology and Analytical Chemistry
Ctra. de Sacramento s/n
04120 Almería
Tel. (+34) 950214423 
Email: omalato@ual.es


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