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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: proficiency tests March – April

Proficiency tests are part of Primoris’ everyday operation. These are independent tests that try to verify the analysis quality of a laboratory. Further, their results are used to evaluate the performance of the analysis methods and, if necessary, adjust them. Subsequently, Primoris also takes part in various undercover proficiency tests to meet the strictest quality demands possible.

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Opening of accredited lab Primoris Costa Rica: how can we help you?

The Primoris group is proud to announce the official opening of Primoris Costa Rica, located in Alajuela, offering analytical services to Central America and Caribbean countries. The head quarter of the group is located in Belgium, and started in 2001 as a specialised lab for pesticide residue analysis.

New street number for Primoris Belgium as from 01/01/2019

We want to inform you that as from 1 January 2019, the official street number of Primoris Belgium will change. This means that Primoris Belgium doesn’t relocate to another building, but only gets a new official street number:

Ciboris | Opleiding najaar 2018: 'Analyse en detectie van voedselfraude: zin en onzin'

Ciboris vzw, partner van de Primoris Holding, organiseert dit najaar de opleiding "Analyse en detectie van voedselfraude: zin en onzin" voor kwaliteits- en aankoopverantwoordelijken in de agrovoedingsindustrie. De opleiding door één dag (9u00 - 16u00) en kan op drie data worden gevolgd: 25 september, 23 oktober en 30 november