Newsletter #7

 

 

 

1. Merry Christmas and a reliable 2017
2. Launch of reliable analyses for Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus
3. Reliable analyses on glyphosate at 10 ppb
4. Method update: shift in analysis method for captan and folpet
5. EFSA: Results EU report 2014 on pesticide residues in food
6. Extranet: Optimize the registration of your samples
7. Excellent result BNN competence test 2016 – Overview ring tests
8. Update European legislation
9. Knowledge: participation DeLOG meeting and visit of QS

 

 

 


 

 

Merry Christmas and a reliable 2017

 

The entire team of PRIMORIS Belgium wishes you a very merry Christmas and a reliable 2017! Due to the year end, the lab is closed on:

  • Saturday December 24th
  • Saturday December 31st

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Launch of reliable analyses for Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus

 

As from January 9th, PRIMORIS is also your reliable partner for the analysis of the foodborne viruses Norovirus (type GI and GII) and Hepatitis A virus. Thanks to a very intense collaboration with experts in the field of virology, microbiology and food preservation, we were able to develop a method that offers the highest possible reliability for the difficult NoV and HAV detection.

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Reliable analyses on glyphosate at 10 ppb

The past few months, our R&D team has been working hard on a unique high quality analysis method for glyphosate on 10 ppb. This method will be activated on January 9th.

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Method update: shift in analysis method for captan and folpet

On January 9th, we will change our method for the determination of folpet, while the determination of captan is being imported in our GMS multimethod. The current CL1B method for the quantification of captan and folpet in fruit and vegetables will disappear.

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EFSA: Results EU report 2014 on pesticide residues in food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the 2014 European Union report on pesticide residues in food. The findings of the report conclude that 97% of food samples collected in the European Union are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal limits.

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Extranet: Optimize the registration of your samples

Extranet is one of the modern tools we offer to make the registration and follow-up on samples even more efficient. We see that since 2012, the number of registrations via extranet has tripled and nowadays, almost the half of all samples are being registered via extranet.

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Excellent result BNN competence test 2016 – Overview ring tests

We have very good news for our customers that are active in the organic market: we’ve obtained an excellent result on the yearly proficiency test of the German "Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren" (BNN) in the context of residue analysis on organic vegetables and fruits.

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Update European legislation

We inform you about legislation, not only on our website, but also in our newsletter, as we want to provide recent information about changes in, amongst others, the European legislation. In this newsletter, we give an overview of MRL and ML updates, approval renewals and corrigenda.

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Knowledge: participation DeLOG meeting and visit of QS

Thanks to our great specialization, PRIMORIS is represented in various working groups. One of them is the German lab community for fruit and vegetables DeLOG (Deutsche Laborgemeinschaft für Obst und Gemüse) of the DFHV.

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