Newsletter #12




1. Primoris in list of EU Reference Lab for high quality viral analyses on soft fruits
2. 2016 RASFF report: facts and figures
3. Agro ABC becomes Ciboris
4. Update European legislation
5. Quality: overview ring tests
6. Our service during the year end






Primoris in list of EU Reference Lab for high quality viral analyses on soft fruits

Since this year, Primoris is your partner for accredited and reliable analyses of the foodborne viruses Norovirus (type GI and GII) and Hepatitis A virus. Moreover, Primoris has been included in the list of Member State Laboratories capable of doing viruses in soft fruits, established by the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL). 

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2016 RASFF report: facts and figures

The European Commission — Health and Food Safety, has published the 2016 annual report on the work of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). The RASFF was put in place to provide food and feed control authorities with an effective tool to exchange information about measures taken responding to serious risks detected in relation to food or feed.

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Agro ABC becomes Ciboris

Ciboris is the new name of Agro ABC, which is since 2016 an active partner of the Primoris Holding. Ciboris is an independent non-profit organization that stands for scientific research concerning food safety, quality assurance and risk assessment within the Primoris Holding and scientifically based support of organizations active in the agro food chain.

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Update European legislation

On November 20th, we’ve updated the recent changes in the European legislation on our website. Every two weeks we renew the list and you find there all changes that have been activated since two months.

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Quality: overview ring tests

As part of ensuring a constant quality control and -improvement, Primoris takes part in many national and international ring tests. These are independent checks on the quality of laboratory analysis. 

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Our service during the year end

Primoris Belgium is only closed on the official Belgian holidays:

  • Monday 25 December – Christmas
  • Monday 1 January 2018 – New Year

We recommend that you contact our customer care department or your regular contact person to look into the follow-up of your samples during the year end.

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