Since 2006, the Institut Kirchhoff Berlin has been taking part in the demanding laboratory competence tests organised by the QS Fachgesellschaft Obst-Gemüse-Kartoffeln GmbH (QS Expert Association for Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes). Also on this 13th occasion we participated, we achieved excellent results. According to the strict conditions for passing the test, all seven substances had to be correctly identified, and at least five of them had to be quantified in a recovery range of 70% to 120%. The Institut Kirchhoff correctly quantified all seven substances, meaning that for the umpteenth time, it was able to defend its maximum total score of 10 points.
This time around, the particular challenges of this competence test were the substance captan and also flonicamid-TFNA, the metabolite of flonicamid, which wasn’t detected by other laboratories. The result of this competence test confirmed that we fulfil our high quality standards, which are based on our highly qualified team of workers working together on an interdisciplinary basis, as well as an extensive array of state of the art equipment and a large degree of technical knowhow.