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DETERMINATION OF CHLORINATED PESTICIDES IN ANIMAL FEED

Objective



The use and the production of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) e.g. HCB, HCH, the drins, DDT etc has been banned for a long time in EC countries. However, these compounds are highly stable and therefore they are still present in the environment. As a consequence they can be detected in soils and in plants growing on land which has been treated even years ago. Finally, these pesticides bioaccumulate in the food chain. In developing countries, origin of the basic material for animal feed, chlorinated pesticides are still in use. OCPs from third world could enter the food chain through imports of raw materials. As a consequence, it is necessary to detect them in food or animal feed imported from such countries.

The OCP contents in animal feed have been regulated by an EC Directive 74/63 which has been recently modified. A certified reference material is needed to improve the quality of the determination of the OCPs in feed. The candidate CRM consists in animal feed enriched with chlorinated pesticides to reach a value around the Maximum Residue Limits set in the modified EC Directive.

STATUS

The material is under production, the homogeneity and stability studies started in 1991. Certification could be achieved in 1992

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Rikilt
Address
45,Bornsesteeg
6700 AE Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (10)

Keuringdienst van Waren
Netherlands
Address
6,Nijenoord
3552 AS Utrecht
Laboratoires Associés de Recherches Agricoles
France
Address
75 Voie Du Toec
31300 Toulouse
Milchwirtschaftliche Untersuchungs- und Versuchsanstalt Kempten
Germany
Address
Hirnbeinstraße 10
87435 Kempten
Ministerio de Defesa Nacional
Portugal
Address
40,Rua Da Trinas
1296 Lisboa
Ministère de l'Agriculture
France
Address
43 Rue De Danzig
75015 Paris
NESTEC - Research Centre
Switzerland
Address
Vers-chez-les-blanc
1000 Lausanne 26
RIVM
Netherlands
Address
9,A. Van Leeuwenhoeklaan
3720 BA Bilthoven
Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences
Sweden
Address

750 07 Uppsala
TNO - CIVO, Zeist
Netherlands
Address

3700 AG Zeist
Universidad de Zaragoza
Spain
Address
Maria Luna, 3 (Pol. Actur)
50015 Zaragoza