direction Vienna, Austria     email ralacaboard@gmail.com   

 

LABORATORIO DE RESIDUOS DE PLAGUICIDAS EN FRUTAS Y VEGETALES Y UNIDAD DE CONTAMINANTES INORGÁNICOS DE LA COORDINACIÓN DE SERVICIOS
TÉCNICOS DE ANÁLISIS QUÍMICOS

 

 Contact person:

 Brenda Itzel Checa Orrego

 E-Mail:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 It is responsible of pesticide residues analysis, with guaranteed
 results, improving the competence of the Panamanian producers
 in the international market, minimizing the risk of possible
 contamination of the products agricultural and protecting the
 plant, environmental and human health.

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 It is responsible for carrying out a monitoring plan for pesticides
 residues in fruits and vegetable wtih guarantee of the results and
 to be as a verification tool that BPA is fulfilled.  

 National Reference Laboratory:

 It is an Official Control Laboratory according to National
 Legislation (Law 47 of plant protection 7 july of 1996)  

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Pesticides (in optimization heavy metals)

 Matrices analysed:

 Fruits, vegetable, water and soil

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 Fruit-Pesticides
 Vegetable-Pesticides
 Water-Pesticides
 Soil-Pesticides
 Grains-heavy metals

 Description of validated method used:

 QuEChERS modified using ethyl acetate Pesticides
 organophosphate in fruits and vegetable.

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 No

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No, we are working with USDA for getting a certification GLP

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

 Yes

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

 Yes

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

 Yes

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

 Yes

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

 Yes

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

 Yes

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

 Yes

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