Supermarkets are offering a wide range of goods, including fresh, processed and other food and feed items. The proportion of supermarket foods with pesticide residues has almost doubled in a decade. Primoris works together with different supermarkets and we have a lot of experience in the analysis and support of your needs in the supermarket branch.
Not only do supermarkets follow the pesticide EU-MRLs and active substances, some of them have elaborated own guidelines that might be more strict than the guidelines established by the EU.
With an ever increasing array of products, it is more and more challenging for supermarkets to analyze if their products are in line with legislation and food safety. Primoris guides its clients in setting up an analysis plan, interpretation of the results and others.
For many years, Primoris has been working together with different international groups of supermarkets worldwide. Our experience and knowledge makes us the ideal partner to suit your needs in the supermarket branch.
Are you active in the supermarket sector and are you interested in our services? Please contact us!
Proficiency tests, independent controls of a laboratory’s analysis quality, are part of Primoris’ everyday operation. The past months Primoris participated in the following proficiency tests:
- BNN: pesticides in tomato passata
- Sciensano: mycotoxins in rusk
- DRRR: mineral oils in cocoa butter and cholocate
- FAPAS: pesticides in milk powder
- Proof-ACS: pesticides in sweet pepper
- Relana: pesticides in babyleaf lettuce
- FAPAS: heavy metals in dried herbs
- FAPAS: pesticides in parsley
- FAPAS: MCPD in vegetable oil
Since Monday 26 October, Primoris can support you with accredited analyses to quantify ethylene oxide in food and feed. Samples that are registered as from Tuesday 10 November for ethylene oxide analysis will be reported with a reporting limit of 0,01 mg/kg.
UPDATE 27 October 2020 | Belgium is currently dealing with a second wave of the coronavirus. For the moment, this new wave has no impact on our activities and we will do everything within our power to ensure the continuity of our services to our customers. It goes without saying that we take all necessary safety and hygienic measures to assure food safety on a daily basis.
As from now on, Primoris is also your partner for high quality and accredited analyses on 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD and glycidyl esters (GE) in vegetable oils and fats.