direction Vienna, Austria     email ralacaboard@gmail.com 

 
Food Residues Research Laboratory (LIRA)

 Contact person in the laboratory:

Dr. Martín Sebastián Munitz
Dra. María Belén Medina

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

Our laboratory group is focused on teaching, research and method development activities. We analyze pesticides and other contaminants in food and environmental samples. We also contribute to Uruguay river monitoring.

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

To develop new analytical methodologies to cover a wide range of food and environmental matrix spectrum, according to different public and private customers’ requirements.

 National Reference Laboratory:

 No

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Pesticides (insecticides, fungicides)
PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Mycotoxins (fumonisins, ochratonxin A,
Zearalenone, aflatoxins, trichothecenes)

 Matrices analysed:

 Fruits and Juices (blueberries and citrus fruits
and juices, etc.)
Cereals (rice, wheat, flax seeds)
Cow perirenal fat
Honey
Milk
Fish
Environmental samples (water, soils, sediments)
Transformer refrigerant oil

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 ‐ Fruits, juices, cereals, milk and fish:
Organochlorine, organophosphorous, pyretroids,
triazoles and strobilurins pesticides.
‐ Cow perirenal fat: organophosphorous
pesticides.
‐ Environmental samples: Organochlorine,
organophosphorous, pyretroids, triazoles and
strobilurins pesticides.
‐ Transformer refrigerant oil: PCBs.
‐ Water and fish: PCBs.
‐ Cereals and blueberries: mycotoxins.

 Description of validated method used:

 QuEChERS
SPME
ASTM D‐4059 for PCBs.
AOAC 990.33‐1994 for aflatoxins; AOAC 985.18‐
1988 for zearalenone; AOAC 995.15‐1999 for
fumonisins.

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 Yes

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 Is laboratory available for research and
 development (R@D) within RALACA when   funding becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for quality   auditing services within RALACA when   funding becomes available?

 Yes

 

 Is the laboratory available for expert   missions within RALACA when funding   becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc on-   site training when funding becomes   available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc
 remote/distance learning training when   technology and funding becomes
 available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for preparation   of ad hoc reference materials when   projects/funding becomes available?

 No

 Is the laboratory available for organization   and distribution of ad hoc proficiency   testing/collaborative trials when   projects/funding becomes available?

No

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