CEN/TR 16468:2013

Food analysis - Determination of pesticide residues by GC-MS - Retention times, mass spectrometric parameters and detector response information CEN/TR 16468:2013

Publication date:   Jun 14, 2013

General information

60.60 Standard published   Mar 13, 2013


CEN/TC 275 Food analysis - Horizontal methods

Technical Report

65.100.01   Pesticides and other agrochemicals in general | 67.050   General methods of tests and analysis for food products



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This Technical Report lists mass spectrometric parameters which are useful for the application of European Standards for the determination of pesticide residues in foods that use GC-MS, such as the following standards:
- EN 1528 (all parts), Fatty food - Determination of pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs);
- EN 12393 (all parts), Foods of plant origin - Multiresidue methods for the gas chromatographic determination of pesticide residues;
- EN 15662, Foods of plant origin - Determination of pesticide residues using GC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS following acetonitrile extraction/partitioning and clean-up by dispersive SPE - QuEChERS-method.
To facilitate the determination of pesticides and/or metabolites using GC-MS, Table 1 specifies the diagnostic ions suitable for quantification, which can be used.

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CEN/TR 16468:2013
60.60 Standard published
Mar 13, 2013