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Volume IV - 5.7 Sample Results, Evaluation, and Reporting

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Orientation and Training

Food and Drug Administration



Section 5 - Pesticides Analysis

EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/2003REVISED: 02/14/2013

A.  Objective

To evaluate gas chromatograms and identify pesticide residues.

B.  Assignment

  1. Under the trainer's observation, put the correct GC instrumentation into operation for multiresidue determination of the previously prepared samples.
  2. Submit daily chromatograms demonstrating proper analyte separation and instrumentation sensitivity, according to laboratory SOP.
  3. Inject the correct volumes of the prepared samples. With trainer assistance, evaluate, identify, and quantify residues, and report results.

C.  References

  1. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Plant, Dairy Foods and Beverages. Makovi, C. M. (Ed.), McMahon, B. M. (Ed. Emerita). (1994). Pesticide analytical manual-multiresidue methods (3rd ed., Vol. I, Appendix I, PESTDATA, updated October 1999). R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
  2. FACTS reporting manual.
  3. Pesticide Glossary.