direction Vienna, Austria     email ralacaboard@gmail.com 

 
Food Residues Research Laboratory (LIRA)

 Contact person in the laboratory:

Dr. Martín Sebastián Munitz
Dra. María Belén Medina

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

Our laboratory group is focused on teaching, research and method development activities. We analyze pesticides and other contaminants in food and environmental samples. We also contribute to Uruguay river monitoring.

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

To develop new analytical methodologies to cover a wide range of food and environmental matrix spectrum, according to different public and private customers’ requirements.

 National Reference Laboratory:

 No

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Pesticides (insecticides, fungicides)
PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Mycotoxins (fumonisins, ochratonxin A,
Zearalenone, aflatoxins, trichothecenes)

 Matrices analysed:

 Fruits and Juices (blueberries and citrus fruits
and juices, etc.)
Cereals (rice, wheat, flax seeds)
Cow perirenal fat
Honey
Milk
Fish
Environmental samples (water, soils, sediments)
Transformer refrigerant oil

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 ‐ Fruits, juices, cereals, milk and fish:
Organochlorine, organophosphorous, pyretroids,
triazoles and strobilurins pesticides.
‐ Cow perirenal fat: organophosphorous
pesticides.
‐ Environmental samples: Organochlorine,
organophosphorous, pyretroids, triazoles and
strobilurins pesticides.
‐ Transformer refrigerant oil: PCBs.
‐ Water and fish: PCBs.
‐ Cereals and blueberries: mycotoxins.

 Description of validated method used:

 QuEChERS
SPME
ASTM D‐4059 for PCBs.
AOAC 990.33‐1994 for aflatoxins; AOAC 985.18‐
1988 for zearalenone; AOAC 995.15‐1999 for
fumonisins.

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 Yes

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 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?

 No

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

No

 
Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Laboratory

 Contact person in the laboratory:

 Aydé Cornejo

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 Public health research institution

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 Acute effects of pesticides invertebrates from tropical streams. Biological monitoring of water resources.

 National Reference Laboratory:

 N/A

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Multiple stressors associated with agriculture (pesticides, microplastics, nutrients)

 Matrices analysed:

 Agricultural water resources

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 Acute toxicity bioassays, microcosm experiments with aquatic invertebrates.
Environmental risk
Evaluation of macroinvertebrate communities and calculation of water quality indices.

 Description of validated method used:

 Does not apply

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 No

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 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?

 N/A

 

 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

 
Laboratorio de Ecología, Fisiología y Evolución de Organismos Acuáticos

 Contact person in the laboratory:

 Marina Tagliaferro

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 Investigadora asistente

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 Use of macroinvertebrates as bioindicators.

 National Reference Laboratory:

 CADIC is one of CONICET centers (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) referente nacional de investigación científica.

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Urbanization, plastics, nutrients associated to beaver ponds.

 Matrices analysed:

 

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 

 Description of validated method used:

 Benthic invertebrates sampling, water, sediment and biofilms. Sites: rivers and streams in Tierra del Fuego.

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 No

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 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

 


 Contact person in the laboratory:

 Humberto Bonachea Martínez
 Marieta Sonali Rivera Corona

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 Evaluar la calidad e inocuidad de los alimentos para consumo animal y los productos de este origen empleados en el consumo humano, mediante métodos de ensayos reconocidos con el fin de contribuir a la protección de la salud. Así como coordinar los servicios científico técnico, de investigación y de capacitación en el campo de los alimentos en la red de laboratorios de la ULCSA.

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 Laboratorio oficial designado por el Ministerio de la Agricultura, como parte del Sistema Nacional de Control y Vigilancia para los Alimentos.

 National Reference Laboratory:

 Si. Laboratorio oficial para la realización de ensayos involucrados con la importación, exportación y producción de alimentos en el país. Acreditado según la norma NC-ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Microbiológicos. Químicos-Micotoxinas y residuos de antibióticos de uso veterinario.

 Matrices analysed:

 Pienso y sus materias primas
Materias primas para piensos
Carne y productos cárnicos
Pescado, mariscos y productos pesqueros
Leche y productos lácteos
Miel de abejas
Huevos y ovoproductos
Agua

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

Piensos y materias primas-Microbiológicos (Salmonella spp. ; Hongos filamentosos y levaduras).

Materias primas para piensos-Químicos (Micotoxinas).

Carne y productos cárnicos-Salmonella spp. ; E. coli; Staphylococcus aureus coagulasa positivo; Hongos filamentosos; coliformes totales y termotolerantes).-Químicos (Residuos de antibióticos de uso veterinario).

Pescado, mariscos y productos pesqueros- Microbiológicos (Salmonella spp. ; E. coli; coliformes termotolerantes; Staphylococcus aureus coagulasa positivo).-Químicos (Residuos de antibióticos de uso veterinario).

Leche y productos lácteos-Microbiológicos (Salmonella spp.; E. coli; Staphylococcus aureus coagulasa positivo; Hongos filamentosos; coliformes totales y termotolerantes).-Químicos (Residuos de antibióticos de uso veterinario).

Miel de abejas-Microbiológicos (coliformes totales; E. coli; Hongos filamentosos y levadura; Salmonella spp.).-Químicos (Residuos de antibióticos de uso veterinario).

Huevos y ovoproductos-Microbiológicos (Salmonella spp.; E. coli; Hongos filamentosos y levaduras; Staphylococcus aureus coagulasa positivo).-Químicos (Residuos de antibióticos de uso veterinario).

Agua- Microbiológicos (coliformes totales y termotolerantes; E. coli).

 Description of validated method used:

Ensayos microbiológicos-Normas ISO, UNE-EN y cubanas.

Ensayos químicos-Micotoxinas (método desarrollado por el laboratorio empleando HPLC-MS/MS;        HPLC-FLD y método rápido comercial RIDAQUICK).

Ensayos químicos-Residuos de antibióticos (se valida el método desarrollado por el laboratorio empleando HPLC-MS/MS; HPLC-UV).

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 Sí

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

No

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 Sí

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

 Sí

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

 Sí

 

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

 Sí

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

 Sí

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

 Sí

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

 Sí

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

 No

COMMITTEE

Who we are
 

Coordinador: Darío Maggioni (Argentina)

Secretario: Greivin Perez (Costa Rica)

Secretaria Adjunta: Susana Briceño (Costa Rica)

 

What we do
 
El Comité de Evaluación de Riesgo (Risk Assessement Committe) perteneciente a RALACA es un comité científico-técnico ad-honorem integrado por profesionales e investigadores de distintos países de América Latina y el Caribe el cual tiene como principal objetivo contribuir con el desarrollo y la aplicación de metodologías para la evaluación de riesgos en alimentos. Desde sus comienzos ha orientado sus actividades hacia el tema específico de la evaluación de riesgo dietario para residuos de plaguicidas (dietary risk assessment for pesticide residues) el cual se considera de gran importancia habida cuenta del extendido uso que se hace de estas sustancias y del potencial impacto que pueden tener sobre la salud de la población.

 

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