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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the first European Proficiency Test for Pesticide Residues in fresh herbs (EUPT-FV-FH01, Coriander), 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).

This EUPT-FV-FH01 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 NRLs.

The test item, 100 g of coriander homogenate containing pesticide residues will be shipped to participants on 9th February 2015 (If any laboratory has holidays in the week of the shipment, please inform the organizer to rearrange the shipment).

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 Pesticide List.

This list of target pesticides also contains the Minimum Required Reporting Level (MRRL) for each pesticide, please be aware that some MRRLs are lower than the general 0.01 mg/kg.


The timetable for this proficiency test is: 

Publishing the Target Pesticide List, Calendar and Matrix on the Web page 9th December 2014
Opening Registration period 10th December 2014
Deadline for receiving Application Form from laboratories. 12th January 2015
Sample distribution 9th February 2015
Deadline for receiving results 2nd March 2015
Preliminary Report: only results, no statistical treatment End of March 2015
Preliminary Report with statistical treatment April 2015
Final Report October 2015


The sample delivery will be 175 € for EU OfLs and 250 € for other countries. For NRLs it will be free of charge.  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: Office Number 990. Universidad de Almeria. Spain

ACCOUNT NUMBER: ES0730580130172731005000


REFERENCE GIVEN: Invoice No. or Lab Code   




For any further question about EUPT-FV-FH01, please contact:

Ms. Carmen Ferrer

Department of Hydrogeology and Analytical Chemistry
Ctra. de San Urbano s/n
04120 Almería
Tel. (+34) 950014102 

E-mail: cferrer@ual.es


Best Regards,


The EUPT-FV-FH01 Organising-Team




Published 09-12-2014, 16:45:31


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