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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2016 RASFF report: facts and figures

The European Commission — Health and Food Safety, has published the 2016 annual report on the work of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). The RASFF was put in place to provide food and feed control authorities with an effective tool to exchange information about measures taken responding to serious risks detected in relation to food or feed. This exchange of information helps Member States to act more rapidly and in a coordinated manner in response to a health threat caused by food or feed.

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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

Agro ABC becomes Ciboris

Scientific support for companies in the agro food chain concerning food safety, quality, quality management and risk assessment

Analyses on fipronil: launch additional specific short analysis method on September 7th

Following the actual fipronil crisis, the past few weeks we’ve been working hard on an additional quick individual method for customers that are only interested in the fipronil compound. This extra accredited method, carrying the new method code [FIP_01_A] is available starting from Thursday September 7th.