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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Quality: overview ring tests May-June

As part of ensuring a constant quality control and -improvement, Primoris takes part in many national and international ring tests. These are independent checks on the quality of laboratory analysis.

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Flash news

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.

NEW in our portfolio: tropane alkaloids - August 21st

On August 21st we add the analysis of the tropane alkaloids atropine and scopolamine to our portfolio. These analyses are relevant for customers that work with millet, sorghum, buckwheat, nutritional supplements, (herbal) teas, legume vegetables, pulses, oilseeds and derived products.

Mycotoxins: substantial expansion of our scope on August 21th

On August 21st, we launch a substantial expansion of our mycotoxin analysis scope. As a proven specialist in mycotoxin analyses, we have not only further developed our existing method for regulated mycotoxins, we can also announce the inclusion of new emerging mycotoxins.

We ask you to read the information carefully since it also contains necessary practical info when requesting analyses.