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.

More...

Analysis methods

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

More...

Sample matrix

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

More...

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.

More...

undefined

 

 

Newsletter highlight

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.

Read more articles

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.