22 Feb 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.
- Multi-residue pesticide analyses
- Ethephon analyses
- Dithiocarbamates analyses
- Heavy Metal analyses
- SANS 241 chemical and microbiological analyses
- Microbiological swabbing
Microchem is SANAS Accreditation for Pesticide Residue Analyses, for the following fruit matrices:
- Pome Fruits
- Stone Fruits
- Table Grapes
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:
- Environmental / Pack house monitoring
- Swabbing – Surface Hygiene
- Swabbing – Hand Hygiene
- Listeria Swabbing
- Hygiene reports and quality index
- Food chemistry
- Nutritional analyses
- Trace elemental and heavy metal analyses
- Food colorants (Azo Dyes)
- Vitamin analyses
- Water chemical analyses
- Melamine analyses
- Pesticide analyses
- Polyols analyses
- Olive oil authentication
- Routine food microbiology analyses
- Food borne pathogen analyses
- Water microbiological analyses
- Product shelf-life analyses
- Foreign object inspections
- Hygiene inspections and reports
- Microbiological swabbing