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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Scope extension of GC-MS/MS multiresidue methods

On May 30th, we’ve activated a scope expansion of our GC-MS/MS multiresidue methods: we’ve added 6 relevant compounds, of which 5 are completely new compounds and 1 compound (leptophos) has shifted from our LC-MS/MS to our GC-MS/MS multiresidue methods. 

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8h and 36h analyses on ethylene oxide added to our portfolio

We are delighted to inform you that, as of now, we offer analyses on ethylene oxide with the fast reporting times of 8h and 36h after arrival of the sample at the lab.

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids: new method based on legislation update

On Friday 1 July a new European legislation is being activated regarding maximum limits of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in certain products. To comply with this new legislation, we introduce as of 1 July a new analytical method PYRRO_02_A, that is completely in line with this new legislation. The existing PYRRO_01_A method will be deactivated.

Primoris seminar 2022 | A disrupted supply chain: what should you keep in mind?

We have once again been able to host our seminar live and it was a success. Just like always we had some interesting presentations to offer, followed by a powerful networking moment.