Pesticide Detection

Proactively Detect Pesticide Residues

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1000 pesticides are used around the world. While pesticide use helps fight disease and improve agricultural productivity, their residues can remain on food and be transported into air, soil, and water.

Eventually, pesticide residues find their way into our food supply chain – through direct residual contact on fruits and vegetables and indirect contact with soil and water. The toxicity of pesticides in our food can have a negative impact on humans.

Charm provides a solution to help you detect pesticide residues on your food products. Our solutions are 100% accurate, easy-to-use, and are tailored for your specific needs.


In only 15 minutes, Charm’s CideLite broad-spectrum rapid pesticide test, detects organophosphate insecticides (or their active metabolites) and n-methylcarbamate insecticides in fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, and water.

The CideLite test is 100 to 1,000 times more sensitive to organophosphates and n-methylcarbamates than assays using an acetylcholinesterase reaction. Residual bioactivity is measured in relative light units on a Charm II analyzer or novaLUM luminometer

The following matrices can be tested using the CideLite broad-spectrum pesticide detection solution:

  • Brassica vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower
  • Citrus fruits, including oranges and grapefruits
  • Dairy products, including milk and yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Feed and grain
  • Fish
  • Honey
  • Leafy vegetables, including lettuce and spinach
  • Meat, such as beef, pork, and chicken
  • Pome fruits, such as apples and pears
  • Small fruits and berries
  • Stone fruits, such as cherries, peaches, and plums
  • Tropical fruit, like bananas and kiwi
  • Roots and tubers, such as potatoes and carrots
  • Water

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that unpasteurized milk is 150 times more likely to cause foodborne maladies

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