Pesticide Residue Testing and Analysis

Pesticide residue monitoring and regulation to determine potential risk

Pesticide residue monitoring and regulation to determine potential risk

What is Pesticide Residue Testing? 

Pesticide residue testing is a process that identifies the pesticide residue levels in food products through an in-depth chemical and microbiological analysis that gives food manufacturers and producers confidence in their product ingredients.

Why is Pesticide residue analysis important?

Although fresh produce is more susceptible to pesticide residue, all food is impacted, and your business must know whether harmful chemical residues are present in your food. The presence of pesticide residue in the manufacturing process can lead to the steady accumulation of harmful chemical residues entering the food chain. Pesticide residue in food subsequently leads to a high risk of health impacts on the environment, humans and animals alike.

To protect your business and minimise the risk of negative health impacts, you need to ensure pesticide residue analysis of your food products to comply with the relevant guidelines and standards for minimising levels of harmful pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides in the food chain. Lowering pesticide exposure is vital for you to comply with local and international standards, and that’s where our pesticide testing solutions can help. 

Our state-of-the-art pesticide residue testing labs in India ensure that your products meet all the parameters set by the relevant authorities and are of the highest possible quality.

Multiple Benefits of pesticide residue testing with tÜV SÜD

  • Mitigate risk – by minimizing quality and safety issue with independent testing.
  • Save time and money – TÜV SÜD is a one-stop solutions provider that can serve your company’s need.

  • Shorten time to market – with the help of our sophisticated infrastructure and advance knowledge of regulations.

  • Enhanced quality and productivity – TÜV SÜD works with you along the entire product development lifecycle to ensure compliance to national and international standards.

  • Inspire confidence – by ensuring your products and processes comply with national and international standards, you inspire greater confidence in your buyer.


Our pesticide residue analysis services include:

  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Molluscicides
  • Rodenticides 

We also conduct additional pesticide residue testing services like:

  • Food contamination testing and veterinary drug determination
  • Microbiological analysis for food, water and environment
  • Process and product audits (according to customer's requirements)
  • Supplier audits (to minimise the risk from external sources) 


TÜV SÜD is an independent certification body that is accredited to globally recognised standards. Our experienced experts can help you gain the trust of your customers by making sure that your products are of the highest possible quality.

At our pesticide residue testing labs in India, we conduct gas chromatography and liquid chromatography residues testing services designed to mitigate risks in the manufacturing process and detect pesticide residue in food. Our food testing services, including our pesticides residue analysis services, are delivered through our network of highly sophisticated pesticide residue testing laboratories.

We also provide you with an accurate test report that can help save time and money by identifying risks, enhancing productivity across the value chain and improving quality. In addition, a test report from the world’s leading independent assessment body allows you to inspire greater confidence in your brand, helping you gain faster access to the market.

Standards we test against are:

• FSSC 22000
• BRC Global Food Standard
• ISO 22000
• ISO 9001
• GMP+
• GMHP Audit
• GCP Audit
• ISO 22716

Our Pesticide Residue Testing Laboratories

From nutritional labelling to food composition analysis, we offer comprehensive food quality testing services like pesticide residue testing at our pesticide residues testing labs, to help your business ensure safe and reliable food products. 

With our network of pesticide residue testing labs in India, we support you in mitigating the risk of non-compliance in your business and ensure that our stringent food inspection standards will help your products meet local and international guidelines.

Our network of pesticide residues testing labs exploits the latest technology to recognise risk factors, augment quality, and improve efficiency while establishing compliance with statutory requirements. As your testing partner, you can be certain about quick processing times and accurate test results.

Our pesticide residue testing labs in India are:

Bangalore Laboratory
Gurgaon Laboratory



  • How bad is pesticide residue for human health?

    When above a certain safe level of exposure, pesticides can cause adverse effects on the human body. When in contact with large quantities of pesticide residues in food, it may cause acute poisoning and other long-term health effects, like cancer. Pesticides are also known to have adverse effects on reproduction.

  • How does pesticide testing support producers?

    Pesticides are widely used to control rodents, insects, weeds, bacteria, fungus and mould while growing food. However, residues from these pesticides are left behind on produce and at lost times, even absorbed, entering the food supply. Pesticide residue analysis indicates of the amount and toxicity, thereby letting producers know how to ensure safe usage.

  • How long does pesticide residue last on fruits and vegetables?

    The latest research on pesticide levels on fruits and vegetables indicates that as plants grow, they absorb pesticides. However, the residue of pesticides lingers on the skin of fruit and vegetable skins, even after you wash them.

  • What is the permissible amount of pesticide residue in food?

    An independent, international expert scientific group conducts all risk valuations for pesticide residues in food - the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR). After gauging the level of risk, the JMPR sets limits for safe intake to ensure that the amount of pesticide residue in food people consume through eating will not result in adverse health effects.

  • Apart from fruits & vegetables, which edible products can be tested for pesticides?

    Pesticide residue analysis is conducted on dry foods, fatty foods, fruits and vegetables, feeding mixtures, herbs, teas, spices and more.


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