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Pesticide Residue & Food Quality Analysis Laboratory


Pesticide Residue and Food Quality Analysis Laboratory (PRFQAL) is a state-of-art NABL accredited laboratory dedicated for analysis of pesticide residues, heavy metals and food proximate in the agricultural produce and commodities. To cater the needs of various stake holder viz., farmers, scientists, students, food and processing industries, food grain packers and exporters, the laboratory was established during 2016, under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and Ministry of Food Processing and Industry (MOFPI), Government of India. It was further supported by KKRDB, DBT, VGST and other Ad-hoc projects.


The Laboratory started to function since 2016 and obtained National Accreditation Board for testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025 for testing pesticide residues, heavy metals and food proximate analysis in agriculture/horticulture crops and their products during 2017. PRFQAL is also a part of the national programmes viz., All India Network Project (AINP) in Persistence and dissipation of Pesticide in different crop ecosystems, Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level (MPRNL) sponsored by Government of India,  Generation of baseline data for occurrence of heavy metals in vegetables funded by FSSAI. 


Objectives of PRFQAL


  • To standardize analytical methods for pesticide residue, heavy metals and aflatoxins in agriculture and horticulture crops and their commodities
  • To analyze the nutrient and quality parameters in farm and processed products and drinking water
  • To study persistence, dissipation and decontamination of selected pesticides in different agro ecosystems and food products
  • To determine honey quality parameters as per FSSAI standards


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English leaflet

Kannada leaflet


For Further Details Contact:

Dr. Prabhuraj  A ,
Professor of Agril. Entomology and Head,
Pesticide Residue & food Quality Analysis Laboratory, UAS, Raichur-584 104
Phone : 08532-221649 (O) 
Mobile no: +91-9480396607
E-mail : ,
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