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 Contact person:

 Mr Eduardo Egaña Černi


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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 The mission of the Bromatological Laboratory of the Intendencia
 de Montevideo is to conduct tests and controls, in order to
 contribute to the institutional policy of food security, in the pursuit
 of safety and authenticity of the food consumed by the population,
 and  monitor compliance with the requirements and specifications
 established in the legislation.

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 Analytical Control of Foods

 National Reference Laboratory:

 Yes, for microbiolocial, micotoxins, presticide residues

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Inorganic Contaminants, Pesticide Residues, Micotoxins, Listeria

 monocytogenes, Salmonella spp

 Matrices analysed:

 Food products, Soil

 Combination matrices and contaminants

 Inorganic Contaminants: As, Cd, Hg.
 Pesticide Residues: Organochlorine, Organophosphate, Triazole,
 Strobirulins, and others.
 Micotoxins:Deoxynivalenol, Aflatoxins.
 Microbiological Contaminants: Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella
 Pesticide Residues– Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Canned Foods, 
 Frozen Vegetables, Fish, Water and Soil.
 Cd – Fish.
 As – Fish.
 Hg – Fish.
 Deoxinivalenol – wheat, wheat flour.
 Aflatoxin – almond, walnut, peanut.
 Histamine – Fish.
 Listeria monocytogenes - food ready to consume and others.
 Salmonella spp - food ready to consume and others.

 Description of validated method used:

 Solid Phase Extraccion – GC/MSD; QuEChERS-GC/MSD; 
 microWave Digestion-Atomic Absorption Spectrometry; HPLC-
 DAD; ELISA; BAX systems and ISO analytical techniques.

 Laboratory accredited according to


 By which accreditation body?

 By Organismo Uruguayo de Acreditación

 Accredited methods

 Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp by BAX systems and
 ISO analytical techniques

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 It provides data interpretation

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:


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


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


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


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


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


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

 Yes, in certain combination of matrices and analytes

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


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