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.
To ensure high levels of public health, in this law, the European Union sets maximum levels for certain contaminants in food.
Next to pesticide analysis, Primoris has also built up a lot of experience in analyzing and supporting contaminants in food and feed.
Primoris analyses other contaminants (such as dioxins, PCB's, ...) on a wide range of products.
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.
The summer months are in the air. If you are soon leaving for holidays, we wish you a pleasant and enjoyable time off. Also during the summer months you can continuously count on the services of Primoris.
Primoris is aware of its social role and as a specialised lab for residue and contaminant analysis in the agri-food sector it contributes to an improved food safety. Nonetheless, Primoris wants to go one step further and give back a little extra to society together with our customers and employees.
Due to the commision implementing regulation (EU) 2017/2091 of 14 November 2017, the approval of the active substance iprodione will not be renewed as from 5 March 2018.
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