Our farming communities worldwide employ a vast pest control programme on crops to ensure high yields, to meet expectations of regulators, retailers and consumers alike.
The agrochemical industry is big business as our food and associated industries rely on it.
Hundreds of different types of pesticides are used worldwide, some authorized and some banned in certain regions of the world.
Some residues have toxic responses, and others not, however with hundreds of pesticides available and increasingly stringent controls and regulations, it is essential that comprehensive pesticide residues testing is carried out to ensure the safety of the food chain.
As well as fresh produce, dried fruits, grains, oils and infant foods are also monitored