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:
- FAPAS: pesticides in honey
- Proof-ACS: pesticides in baby food
- FAPAS: pesticides in in basmati rice
- EURL-FV: pesticides in egg plant
As the corona pandemic deadlock continues for well over a year, a lot of commercial activities and networking opportunities had to be replaced by a digital counterpart. As a result, we were forced to organise our annual seminar in the form of two international webinars, which saw attendees from over 15 countries. As organising a real-life seminar will still not be possible, we will soon invite you to a new Primoris webinar.
Last year was incredibly challenging in every way and Primoris has remained fully operational during the corona pandemic, in order to continuously guarantee food safety. Even though we faced numerous challenges in 2020, we could note that the corona pandemic did not affect the attention to quality assurance, product quality and food safety. This was visible in the large number of new customers that found their way to Primoris. Furthermore, we have analysed 9% more samples last year in comparison to 2019 and we performed 7% more analyses on said samples compared to 2019.
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.
On Monday 1 March, we activate a substantial expansion of our LC/MS-MS multiresidue methods. Thanks to this expansion, we assure maximum safety regarding the current legislations and directions in terms of food safety and we offer you analytical methods that are in line with the actual needs of the market and that are relevant for your products.
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.