direction Vienna, Austria     email ralacaboard@gmail.com   

 

Laboratorio de Análisis de Residuos de Plaguicidas y Contaminación Ambiental

 

 Contact person:

 Lissette Orta Arrazcaeta
 Armando Rafael Romeu Carballo
 Gonzalo Dierksmeier Corcuera

 E-Mail:

 Lissette Orta Arrazcaeta
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 Gonzalo Dierksmeier Corcuera
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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 The institute (INISAV) is part of the Agricultural Ministry, and
 this is the methodological and technical support of the
 activities related to the plant protection in Cuba, it has
 among their functions the scientific technical services, the
 research, the specialized consultantships and the normative
 methodological activity related with the use of pesticides and
 similar chemical compound in the country. 

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 Technical support of the activities related with the
 determination of pesticides residues in food and
 environmental, to contribute to the implementation and
 evaluation of Good Agricultural Practices, to contribute to the
 rational and safe use of pesticides and to elevate the food 
 safety.  

 National Reference Laboratory:

 Yes, it is.
 Area:
 - Pesticides residues analysis in crops and environmental
 samples.
 - PCBs and POPs Pesticides in environmental.

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Pesticides residues
 PCBs
 POPs Pesticides

 Matrices analysed:

 Crops: vegetable, fruit, cereal, coffee and beans.
 Environmental: water, sediment, biota, fish, soil, air.
 Other commodity: honey, shrimps, tobacco.

 Combination matrices and contaminants

 analysed:

 Crops:
 Vegetable, fruit, cereal, beans, coffee: Pesticides residues.
 Environmental:
 Water: Pesticides residues.
 Sediment: Pesticides residues, PCBs and POPs Pesticides.
 Biota: Pesticides residues, PCBs and POPs Pesticides.
 Fish: Pesticides residues, PCBs and POPs Pesticides.
 Soil: Pesticides residues, PCBs and POPs Pesticides.
 Air: Pesticides residues, PCBs and POPs Pesticides.
 Other commodity:
 Honey: Pesticides residues, PCBs and POPs Pesticides.
 Shrimps: Pesticides residues.
 Tobacco: Pesticides residues.

 Description of validated method used:

 Organophosphorus in honey. 

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 It provides data interpretation

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 Is laboratory available for research and
 development (R@D) within RALACA
 when funding becomes available?

 Yes, it is.

 Is the laboratory available for quality
 auditing services within RALACA when
 funding becomes available?

 Yes, it is.

 Is the laboratory available for expert
 missions within RALACA when funding
 becomes available?

 Yes, it is.

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc on-
 site training when funding becomes 
 available?

 No, for this moment.

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc
 remote/distance learning training when
 technology and funding becomes
 available?

 The laboratory has access to internet but with restriction and

 the connection is slow.

 Is the laboratory available for
 preparationof ad hoc reference materials
 when projects/funding becomes
 available?

 No, it is not.

 Is the laboratory available for
 organization and distribution of ad hoc
 proficiency testing/collaborative trials
 when projects/funding becomes
 available?

 No, it is not

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