HORTEC Analytical Services

About Analytical Services

The Analytical Services division provides food safety related testing to the food and beverage industry.
Our wide range of analyses include agrochemical residues on fresh produce, other foodstuffs, and numerous other tests that are in line with current developments.
We are continuously expanding our portfolio while our state-of-the-art technology platform enables us to provide various analytical solutions with fast turnaround times.



Pesticide multi-residue analysis
- Various targeted analysis
- Patulin 

Client portal

Client Portal

Log in to or register on our Client Portal for access to a report archive and other useful tools.


Download request forms, accreditation certificate and find other useful links.

Pesticide Residue   Analysis:
  • Hortec (Pty) Ltd is a SANAS accredited laboratory (ISO 17025:2017) – T0451
  • Pesticide residue analysis on fruit, vegetables, and other foodstuffs.
  • Free sample collection on specific days, in specific areas.
  • 24 hour/overnight courier service to Somerset West Analytical Laboratory.
  • Ziploc sample bags and MRL request form stickers are supplied free of charge.
  • Quick turn-around times.
  • Reporting residue test results against the secondary standards of leading German retailers – ARfD.
  • Export Countries MRLs are provided on reports and the exceeded MRLs are flagged.
  • Hortec Client Portal – all reports are available on our Client Portal. Queries can also be drawn and exported to Excel and csv.
  • Hortec sample receipt notification - clients receive a notification when samples are received at the lab. 

Ask us about: Hortec, analytical laboratory, fruit research, pesticide testing, Pesticide Residue Analysis, agrochemicals, food safety, patulin, fruit quality management, maturity indexing, harvest windows, weather stations south africa, weather data, weather stations, forecasting, disease models and iLeaf.

Contact Info

Unit D45, Olive Grove
Industrial Estate, 
5 Old Paardevlei Rd

Somerset West, 7130

+27 218511044

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Downloads & Useful links

Download: Pesticide Residue Request Form, Food Safety Analysis Request Form, and find useful links.

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