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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Accessibility Primoris: new traffic and parking regulations

Our lab forms part of the Tech Lane Campus in Ghent (also known as Technology Park). Should you wish to deliver samples or if you are planning a physical visit to our lab, we want to clarify the new traffic regulation.

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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.