Hearshaw and Kinnes Analytical Laboratory
Hearshaw and Kinnes Analytical Laboratory provides pesticide and related compounds residue analysis services. We offer multi-residue screens, single residues and client specific screens. HKAL is ISO 17025:2017 accredited laboratory (Acc #T0232)
We have been focused on satisfying the requirements of customers and complying with local and international legislation for over 20 years. Our customer base includes the canning industry, fruit exporters, pack-houses, tea and dried fruit producers, and private individuals.
To meet individual customer requirements, we have both experienced staff and state-of-the-art equipment to identify new compounds in an ever-increasing range of commodities. Examples of materials we test include, but are not limited to:
- Fresh agricultural products
- Dried agricultural products
- Processed agricultural products
- Vegetable oils
- Essential oils
We strive to provide fast, accurate, and cost-effective pesticide and related compounds residue analysis.
More about us:
Hearshaw and Kinnes Analytical Laboratory was established in November 2002. With encouragement and support from the canning industry and exporters of fresh produce, Kevan Hearshaw and Sue Peall established a laboratory to provide a pesticide residue analysis service for samples no longer tested due to the closure of Forensic Chemistry Laboratory, Pesticide Section in the Department of Health.
HKAL has grown from a small staff of only 4 permanent members and limited instrumentation into a thriving and innovative laboratory. In striving to constantly improve the services offered, HKAL moved to expanded premises in Westlake in 2008, with the introduction of state-of-the-art instrumentation and techniques.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Hearshaw and Kinnes offers a variety of multi-residue screens, depending on customer requirements and target analysis. Additional compounds may be added to these methods on request, wherever possible.
- GCMS/ GCMSMS
- LCMS/ LCHRMS
Single Residues Analysis (Tested seperately or in conjunction with the above)
- Rapid Ethephon
- Phosphonic Acid + Fosethyl Al
- Chlorates + Perchlorates
- Alkaline Hydrolysis
- Meptyl Dinocap
Client Specific Testing
Hearshaw and Kinnes offers target analysis for specific compounds. To meet individual customers' requirements, we have both experienced staff and state-of-the-art equipment to identify new compounds in an ever-increasing range of commodities.