Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Brazil updates official agchem lab criteria

Brazil has amended certification criteria for official pesticide analysis laboratories. The Ministry of Agriculture has issued regulation IN 17, setting requirements for laboratories employed in the national network for official pesticide active ingredient and formulation analyses. It clarifies requirements for laboratory staff as well as of those who evaluate certificate applications at the Ministry, federal regulator Angelo de Queiroz Mauricio says. Laboratories should get advance accreditation of existing ISO/IEC standard 17.025 for specific tests or groups of tests. They will need to: keep up-to-date accreditation with the Ministry’s laboratory co-ordinator general (CGAL/SDA); take proficiency and comparison tests against others at least every two years, assuming availability of resources and according to the scope of their work; and have the results logged at the CGAL/SDA.


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts