Heavy metals are present in the soil but their concentration depends on the impact of human or natural activities that were executed in the past. These heavy metals are being absorbed by plants, but not every plant absorbs as much of these heavy metals.

The presence of heavy metals has to be checked with the limits that have been established in the European legislation. 

Legislation

The presence of heavy metals has to be checked with the limits that have been established in the European legislation. 

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Analysis methods

In case heavy metals are being found, it is important to check if the EU has determined Maximum Limits for those heavy metals. We can help you with the analysis of the found heavy metals.

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Sample matrix

Heavy metals can appear in many different compounds. Primoris has experience in the analysis of a lot of those compounds.

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Certified by

Primoris has built up a lot of experience with residue analysis of heavy metals in food and feed and serves as a preferred partner for a lot of (international) companies and organisations.

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Summer holidays: we stay open!

The summer months are in the air. If you are soon leaving for holidays, we wish you a pleasant and enjoyable time off. Also during the summer months you can continuously count on the services of Primoris.

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Primoris … for a better world

Primoris is aware of its social role and as a specialised lab for residue and contaminant analysis in the agri-food sector it contributes to an improved food safety. Nonetheless, Primoris wants to go one step further and give back a little extra to society together with our customers and employees.

Legislation: non-renewal of approval of the active substance iprodione as from 5 March

Due to the commision implementing regulation (EU) 2017/2091 of 14 November 2017, the approval of the active substance iprodione will not be renewed as from 5 March 2018.

Launch of highly reliable analyses on mineral oil hydrocarbons in food

As from Monday January 29th, we extend our services with highly reliable and accredited analyses of the mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in food:

  • MOSH: mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons
    • POSH: polyolefinic oligomeric saturated hydrocarbons (closely related to MOSH. POSH & MOSH are always reported together)
  • MOAH: mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons