Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds, with huge structural diversity, which require various complex protocols of extraction and detection for their analysis. Depending on specific substances and concentration, mycotoxins are carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic and immunosuppressive.

Roughly 25 percent of the world's food production contains mycotoxins, as indicated by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Mycotoxins can be present in cereals but also in fruits, nuts and other food items.

Primoris as an expert in the analysis of pesticides has also developed the most innovative and effective mono-mycotoxin or multi-mycotoxin analysis methods for all mycotoxins of interest. We are established as experts in the examination of a large number of mycotoxins in a great variety of food and feed.

Legislation

Maximum levels for mycotoxins and other contaminants listed below in food are set in Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 and subsequent amendments.

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Analysis methods

Primoris as an expert in the analysis of pesticides has also developed the most innovative and effective mono-mycotoxin or multi-mycotoxin analysis methods.

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Sample matrix

As Primoris is specialized in the analysis of mycotoxins, we analyze these contaminants on a wide range of products:

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Certified by

Primoris has built up a lot of experience with residue analysis of mycotoxins in food and feed and serves as a preferred partner for a lot of (international) companies and organisations.

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QU2 method accredited as of 23 August

The analytical method QU2 is a challenging analysis to execute in a high-quality way. Thanks to our daily strive for quality and the highest reliability, we will be able to offer, as of Monday 23 August, the QU2 method under accreditation for fruit, vegetables, oilseeds and cereals

State-of-the-art technology for an even higher reliability and lowering of the reporting limits

Using state-of-the-art technology is a definite must if you want to offer the highest reliability in terms of analytical results, speed and service. Thanks to daily investments and the use of the newest technology, we will lower the reporting limit on 18 June for a number of components included in our multiresidue methods and we will also add a number of components to our scope:

Launch multiresidue methods with maximum number of components at the lowest possible RL

Research and development are an important part of the Primoris activities.
To support these developments, we always consider evolutions in market demands and legislation. Maximal risk coverage is becoming increasingly important within pesticide residue analysis, which can be contributed to the increased focus on food safety. Furthermore, we have noticed a growing market demand for lower reporting limits.