Challenges and solutions while performing pesticide analysis for the world’s largest food and beverage company

Nestle_Logo (2)Presenters:


Andrew Savage
Expert Chemist, Nestle Quality Assurance Center

Andrew Savage is an Expert Chemist at Nestle Quality Assurance Center in Dublin, Ohio, where he leads projects for new analyses and technology scouting. His focus has been chemical contaminants in food and he was previously the Supervisor of the Contaminants Laboratory, where he managed the performance of 40 trace-level analytical methods. He has 25 years of experience in analytical laboratories within academia, contract research, and in the food industry, working primarily in mass spectrometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati Ohio, PCQI certification, and enjoys sailing in his free time.


AngelaSimon_100Angela Simon
Pesticides Chemist, Nestle Quality Assurance Center

Angela Simon is a Chemist at Nestle Quality Assurance Center in Dublin, Ohio where she started in the vitamins department and now works in the contaminants department.  She works on most, if not all of the pesticide methods at NQAC along with many other methods.  She has approximately 18 years of experience in analytical laboratories within environmental, pharmaceutical and the food industry, primarily working with mass spectrometry.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia and enjoys playing guitar, playing/watching sports, reading, and hiking with her three dogs in her spare time.

Event overview

Multi-residue pesticide analysis presents plenty of challenges on its own, but the expanded matrix list and harmonization of a global company takes it to the next level. We discuss some of the issues we have faced and the paths taken to address them — with mostly favorable outcomes and a few hard lessons learned.

What you need to know:

Date: On-demand

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes


By viewing this presentation you will learn about:

  • NQAC Dublin’s approach to screen over 450 pesticides
  • Comparison of residues commonly observed versus FDA reporting
  • Options for problematic matrices
  • Reference material “Watch outs”
  • Method portfolio expansion to accommodate customer needs
  • Changing regulations - local versus global needs.



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