Routine laboratories must meet the minimum quality requirements that are described in the EN-ISO17025 standard ‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’. This accreditation is granted in Belgium by BELAC.
Primoris is multisite accredited by BELAC for the analysis of pesticides and contaminants in food and feed, and received the certificate 057-TEST with the following accreditation scope. The following laboratories are accredited: Primoris Belgium, Primoris Bulgaria, Primoris Colombia and Primoris Costa Rica.
Because of the multilateral and bilateral agreements within the EA (European co-operation for Accreditation) and ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), the nationally granted accreditations are recognized globally as equivalent by all participating accreditation organisations (such as BELAC, COFRAC, RvA, UKAS, DAP, IPAC, TURKAK,…).
For pesticide residue analyses, we follow the most recent DG SANTE directives (Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety). For contaminants such as mycotoxins, nitrates or others, we follow specific guidelines.