Food contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food. These substances may be present in food as a result of the various stages of its production, packaging, transport or holding. They also might result from environmental contamination. Since contamination generally has a negative impact on the quality of food and may imply a risk to human health, measures have been taken to minimize contaminant levels in foodstuffs.

Legislation

To ensure high levels of public health, in this law, the European Union sets maximum levels for certain contaminants in food.

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Analysis methods

Next to pesticide analysis, Primoris has also built up a lot of experience in analyzing and supporting contaminants in food and feed.

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Sample matrix

Primoris analyses other contaminants (such as dioxins, PCB's, ...) on a wide range of products.

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Certified by

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

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Quality: Overview proficiency tests May/June 2020

Proficiency tests, independent controls of a laboratory’s analysis quality, are part of Primoris’ everyday operation. Primoris takes part in proficiency tests organised by reputable institutions in the context of European monitoring, internal quality assurance and approvals and certifications.

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Flash news

Our service on 21 and 22 July

Due to the Belgian National Holiday, Primoris Belgium is closed on Tuesday 21 July. We will also be using this holiday to execute some preventive maintenance of our system infrastructure. These maintenance activities are crucial to keep supporting you in the future on the highest reliability level.

Service of Primoris during corona crisis

UPDATE 15 June 2020Today Monday 15 June Belgium is in phase 3 of the exit strategy out of the corona crisis, including a reopening of restaurants, bars and other societal activities, always with respect for social distancing.This phase has no influence on our activities, because Primoris has remained operational during the entire corona crisis to assure food safety on a daily basis.

Launch of accredited analyses on 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD and GE in vegetable oils and fats

As from now on, Primoris is also your partner for high quality and accredited analyses on 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD and glycidyl esters (GE) in vegetable oils and fats.