Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds, with huge structural diversity, which require various complex protocols of extraction and detection for their analysis. Depending on specific substances and concentration, mycotoxins are carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic and immunosuppressive.

Roughly 25 percent of the world's food production contains mycotoxins, as indicated by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Mycotoxins can be present in cereals but also in fruits, nuts and other food items.

Primoris as an expert in the analysis of pesticides has also developed the most innovative and effective mono-mycotoxin or multi-mycotoxin analysis methods for all mycotoxins of interest. We are established as experts in the examination of a large number of mycotoxins in a great variety of food and feed.

Legislation

Maximum levels for mycotoxins and other contaminants listed below in food are set in Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 and subsequent amendments.

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Analysis methods

Primoris as an expert in the analysis of pesticides has also developed the most innovative and effective mono-mycotoxin or multi-mycotoxin analysis methods.

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Sample matrix

As Primoris is specialized in the analysis of mycotoxins, we analyze these contaminants on a wide range of products:

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Certified by

Primoris has built up a lot of experience with residue analysis of mycotoxins 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

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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.