HORDI Division6-Food Contaminant Analytical

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Food Contaminant Analytical Division

Main scope of this division is carrying out analysis on food contaminants. Accordingly, residue analysis for pesticide residues and trace elements in food is being continued at the two separate laboratories.  In addition testing for pesticide formulations are also carried out at a separate laboratory division. 

 

Considering the capacity of the laboratory, per day nearly forty (40) samples can be analyzed as for pesticide residue analysis or elemental analysis. Nearly seventy pesticides can be analyzed as pesticide residues while 13 elements can be analyzed as trace elements including most toxic elements of Arsenic (As), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Lead (Pb). Nearly 85 equipment are located at the laboratory including high-end equipment of LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, FTIR and two GCs.

Research and Publications

Research and Publications of the Food Contaminant Analytical  Division

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Services

  • Pesticide residue analysis in food items of fruits, vegetables, rice and water
  • Elemental analysis in food items of fruits, vegetables, rice and water
  • Elemental analysis in pesticides as impurities
  • Conducting under graduate/student training and research studies.
  • Quality analysis for pesticides.

Note: Services for out stations will be given after getting the fee structure

OFFICERS IN THE DIVISION

Ms.C.Magamage

Principal Agriculture Scientist (Analytical Chemistry)

Ms.P.W.Y. Lakshani

Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)