Some are convinced that organic farming and, resulting from that, organic food should be called conventional since mankind has been growing food on an organic way for centuries. Now organic stands for ecologically based farming. It is defined by ecological and proactive procedures that maintain and enhance soil fertility, prevent soil erosion, promote and enhance biological diversity. It also aims to minimize risk to both animal as human health and natural resources.

Organic products are therefore not just products with no pesticide residues but organic products are the result of a specific way of producing.

Legislation

For organic produce a formal legislation is not into place in the EU. The EU is working on a formal legislation but until today it is not official.

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Analyses

For organic produce, Primoris offers several methods that are very well suited for organic produce and where the reporting limits of plant protection products are compliant to the rules for organic produce.

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Certified by

Regarding residue analysis on organic produce, Primoris is approved by the German "Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren" and the Dutch organisation BIOKAP.

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Support

Are you a player on the organic market and are you interested in our services? Please contact us!

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Public holidays and closing dates 2018

In 2018 Primoris Belgium is only closed on the official public holidays.

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Legislation: non-renewal of approval of the active substance iprodione as from 5 March

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.

Launch of highly reliable analyses on mineral oil hydrocarbons in food

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

Agro ABC becomes Ciboris

Scientific support for companies in the agro food chain concerning food safety, quality, quality management and risk assessment