13th Nordic Pesticide Residue Workshop (NPRW) IN NORWAY 12th - 13th June 2019


Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) and
Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet)
have the pleasure to invite you to the 13th NPRW,
which will be arranged at Holmen Fjordhotell close to Oslo.

The workshop will begin with a get together dinner in
the evening June 11th.



The workshop will cover the latest concepts and developments in the field of pesticides in food. It will provide a platform for the exchange of information and experience and it will connect people from Nordic and Baltic countries.

In addition to the scientific program, we hope that you will enjoy the informal and the social aspect of this event.



  • Monitoring and Risk Assessment
  • Risk communication
  • HRAM techniques
  • New method developments
  • Analytical challenges
  • Quality control and method validation
  • Residues in organic products


Scientific organising committee

Norway: Agnethe Christiansen, Hanne Marit Gran
Denmark: Mette Erecius Poulsen, Susan Strange Herrmann, Søren Johannesen
Finland: Carola Ranta
Estonia: Merike Toome, Aive Haavel, Ülle Püü
Sweden: Petra Fogelberg, Tuija Pihlström
Iceland: Vordís Baldursdóttir


Nordic Coordination Meeting - will be arranged Thursday June 13th from 14.00 to 17.00 for dedicated participants from authorities and official laboratories from each country. More information will come later.


Registration fees and hotel costs

Every participant will have to pay a registration fee of NOK 500, which has to be paid on this website.

The room and the other fees described in this paragraph has to be paid directly to the hotel when arriving.

Participating in the full workshop; You arrive on Tuesday evening and leave on Thursday and stay in a single room. The cost for the hotel including all meals will be NOK 3990 incl. VAT.

Alternative 2: You stay only one day and night in a single room. The cost for the hotel including all meals will be NOK 1995.

Alternative 3: You participate one day only included lunch but without dinner. The cost will be NOK 595.


Please contact us, if you like to bring an additional person that does not participate in the workshop or if you have any other questions.

Agnethe Christiansen: agnethe.christiansen@nibio.no
Hanne Marit Gran: hanne.marit.gran@mattilsynet.no

Refunding is possible until April 4th, after this date the hotel room has to be paid also if the workshop is not attended.


From Wednesday June 12th 2019 at 09:00
To Thursday June 13th 2019 at 14:00
Friday May 24th 2019 at 17:00

Activity is finished and you can no longer register.

  • 11 June 2019

  • 19.00


  • 20.00

    Get together dinner at the hotel

  • 12 June 2019

  • 08.15 - 09.00

    Coffee and registration

  • 08.45


    Chairperson:          Hanne Marit Gran

  • 08.55

    Opening of the workshop

    Marie Louise Wiborg, Norwegian Food Safety Authority


  • Session 1:

  • 09.10

    Monitoring results and intake calculation for 2012-2017

    Bodil Hamborg Jensen, DTU, Denmark

  • 09.30

    The Risk Thermometer – A tool for risk comparison

    Salomon Sand, National Food Agency (NFA), Sweden

  • 09.50

    Why can IC-MS provide the answer to the problem of the analysis of polar pesticides in food

    Richard Fussel, Thermo Fisher, UK

  • 10.10

    Complementary use of GC- and LC-High Resolution MS and Triple Quad MS in Multi- and Selective Single-Residue Methods for Pesticide Residue Analysis

    André de Kok, WFSR, Netherlands

  • 10.40

    Coffee break

  • 10.55

    Use of HRAM with GC, LC and IC for the analysis of pesticide residues in food – choosing the best tools for the job at hand

    Jim Garvey, Pesticide Control Laboratory, Ireland

  • 11.15

    Pesticide analysis – Data from surveillance of fish feed and farmed Atlantic salmon

    Veronika Sele, Institute of Marine Research, Norway

  • 11.35

    Identification of pesticide metabolites in farmed fish by use of liquid chromatography coupled to traveling wave ion mobility and high resolution mass spectrometry

    Marc H.G Berntssen, Institute of Marine Research, Norway

  • 11.55

    Coffee break

  • 12.10

    Agilent’s approach to Pesticide Analysis in Food & Environmental applications

    László Tölgyesi, Agilent/Matriks

  • 12.30

    Pesticide related risks – Assessment, Analyses, Advice & Action

    Torbjörn Synnerdahl, Eurofins, Sweden

  • 13.00


  • Session 2:

    Chairperson: Tuija Pihlström

  • 14.00

    Pesticide residue analysis in organic production in Finland

    Kati Hakala and Marjaana Nousiainen, EVIRA, Finland

  • 14.20

    Pesticide residue analysis in organic production in Norway

    Øygunn Østhagen, NFSA, Norway

  • 14.40

    The XEVO TQ-GC: Purposely Designed for Pesticide Analysis in Food Commodities

    Oliver Burt, Waters

  • 15.00

    Coffee break

  • 15.15

    News from EURL AO

    Ralf Lippold, EURL AO, Germany

  • 15.45

    Experiences with the Analysis of Single Residue Pesticides in Food of Animal Origin

    Michelangelo Anastassiades, CVUA-S, Germany

  • 16.15

    Improvement in analytical performance from participation in EU Proficiency Test on cereals and feed

    Susan S. Herrmann and Mette E. Poulsen, DTU, Denmark

  • 16.35

    Quantitation and Non-Target Detection of Pesticides in Spinach Extract with GCxGC-TOFMS

    Daniel Ruotsalainen, LECO Nordic AB

  • 16.55

    Free time

  • 19.30

    Aperitif and Conference dinner

  • 13 June 2019

  • Session 3:

    Chairperson: Carola Ranta

  • 09.00

    Reporting monitoring results to EFSA

    Pernille Bjørn Petersen, DTU, Denmark

  • 09.20

    Advanced 4 phase Quechers for generic extraction of difficult/fatty matrices

    Philipp Eyring, DTU, Denmark

  • 09.40

    Pesticides in waste water and drinking water

    Jon Eigill Johansen, Chiron, Norway

  • 10.00

    ARC’s experiences with determination of glyphosate in food of plant origin

    Ülle Püü/A. Haavel, Agricultural Research Centre, Estonia

  • 10.20

    Coffee break

  • Session 4:

    Chairperson: Mette E. Poulsen

  • 10.35

    Optimizing Workflows for the Analysis of Pesticides in Foods by LC-MS/MS

    Roger Trones, Teknolab/Restek, Norway

  • 10.55

    Setting up a screening method for pesticides on LC-HRMS (Q-Exactive Classic)

    Marit Almvik, NIBIO, Norway

  • 11.15

    Experiences in LC-MS/MS procurement processes

    Carola Ranta, Finnish Customs Laboratory, Finland and Sven Roar Odenmarck, NIBIO, Norway

  • 11.45

    Coffee break

  • 12.00

    Processing factor of pesticide residues in biscuits and its relationship to the physico-chemical properties of pesticides

    Elena Hakme, DTU, Denmark

  • 12.20

    Recent improvements in the SweEt method

    Tuija Pihlström, SLV, Sweden

  • 12.40

    Questions and discussions

  • 12.50

    Closure of the workshop

  • 13.00


How to get to Holmen Fjordhotell:

From Oslo Lufthavn (Gardermoen) to Sandvika directly:

Take the Airport Express train (F2, direction Drammen) to Sandvika station (39 min).

Alternatively, you can take the NSB trains R10 direction Drammen, R11 direction Skien or L12 direction Kongsberg. This is cheaper and takes only 40 min.

You have to buy tickets in advance.

All trains go via Oslo Central Station.

From Sandvika station - It takes about 8 minutes by taxi.

Alternatively: Leave the train at Skøyen or Lysaker station and take bus number 250(E), direction Slemmestad/Sætre, to Grønlia in Asker. The bus stop is right by the hotel.

Return from Sandvika station to Oslo Lufthavn (Gardermoen):

Take the Airport Express train (F2) to Oslo Lufthavn (Gardermoen).

Alternatively, you can take the NSB trains R10 direction Lillehammer, R11 direction Eidsvoll or L12 direction Eidsvoll. This is cheaper and takes only 40 min.


Links to travel apps: www.ruter.no, www.entur.org


Parking There is free parking at the 2 top parking lots, and down the road to the hotel. The hotel garage is subject to a fee of NOK 8 per hour / NOK 150 for 2 days.

El-car charge In the garage there are 2 loading areas (type2 charger). Charging is included in the parking fee.


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  • A get together dinner will be arranged in the evening Tuesday June 11th at 20.00
  • A workshop dinner will be held Wednesday June 12th at 19.30
  • SPA with two hot tubs, a counter-current pool, a steam sauna, a dry sauna and a cold pot.
  • Training facility
  • Swimming in the sea
  • Strolling along the beautiful coast line