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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Official holidays and reachability during road works

The following months, Primoris Belgium is only closed on the official Belgian holidays.
If you need to deliver samples at our Belgian lab in Zwijnaarde (Ghent), please take into account the current road works on the roads Tramstraat and A. Della Faillelaan (N469).

 

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Ciboris vzw - Invitation training sampling plans (in Dutch)

Hoe kunnen agrofood bedrijven de toepassing van staalnameplannen optimaliseren?

2 mogelijke data: vrijdag 1 december 2017 en 19 januari 2018

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.