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Citrus Fruit Testing

Multi-Residue Pesticide Analyses, and other related services for your Pome fruits

Microchem offers a “one stop” solution to meet your local and export requirements.

  1. Multi-residue pesticide analyses
  2. Ethephon analyses
  3. Dithiocarbamates analyses
  4. Heavy Metal analyses
  5. SANS 241 chemical and microbiological analyses
  6. Microbiological swabbing

SANAS Accreditation

Microchem is SANAS Accreditation for Pesticide Residue Analyses, for the following fruit matrices:

  1. Pome Fruits
  2. Stone Fruits
  3. Table Grapes
  4. Citrus

Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis Reporting

We have expanded our system reporting capabilities in order to provide our clients with real-time analytical results. This is achieved by means of an automatic results email notification system that will distribute the results for pre-configured critical residue levels, such as the Ethephon content of the product, to the requestor of the analysis upon completion of testing. This process is independent of the completion of all of the analysis required on the product, and therefore operational decisions dependant on the results of these specific residues can be made quickly and efficiently.

Our clients can be provided with exception reports for the products submitted where the results are automatically evaluated against commodity specific MRL values in order to highlight any exceedances that may have occurred. The benefit of this value adding service is that it alleviates the need for the manual transcription of data from the individual Certificates of Analysis received, and can provide an overview of all test results obtained for a specified period or production season. This information can also be valuable in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the spray programs employed.

Environmental Hygiene Inspection Services

Microchem provides an Environmental Hygiene Service, and is an essential part of pack house production. It forms part of HACCP and due diligence.

Swabbing – Surface Hygiene; we can assist with pack house hygiene by testing swabs which are used to monitor the effectiveness of pack house cleaning programs. It can also be used to validate critical control points highlighted through HACCP. Testing would normally include Total Viable Count and E.coli, but other organisms are also routinely tested for.

Our Hygiene Service includes:

  1. Environmental / Pack house monitoring
  2. Swabbing – Surface Hygiene
  3. Swabbing – Hand Hygiene
  4. Listeria Swabbing
  5. Hygiene reports and quality index

Other Services

  1. Food chemistry
  2. Nutritional analyses
  3. Trace elemental and heavy metal analyses
  4. Food colorants (Azo Dyes)
  5. Vitamin analyses
  6. Water chemical analyses
  7. Melamine analyses
  8. Pesticide analyses
  9. Polyols analyses
  10. Olive oil authentication
  11. Routine food microbiology analyses
  12. Food borne pathogen analyses
  13. Water microbiological analyses
  14. Product shelf-life analyses
  15. Foreign object inspections
  16. Hygiene inspections and reports
  17. Microbiological swabbing