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.
To ensure high levels of public health, in this law, the European Union sets maximum levels for certain contaminants in food.
Next to pesticide analysis, Primoris has also built up a lot of experience in analyzing and supporting contaminants in food and feed.
Primoris analyses other contaminants (such as dioxins, PCB's, ...) on a wide range of products.
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.
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. Based on the results of these ring tests, the performance of the analytical method is evaluated and, if necessary, improved. Some of these ring tests are undercover tests in order to meet the highest possible quality standards.
On Thursday June 15th we organize our annual seminar in Belgium (Nazareth, East Flanders). Registrations for the seminar open on Wednesday May 3rd and close on Wednesday June 7th on our website www.primorisevent.be. Attention: the seminar will be completely in Dutch.
On December 16th, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Belgian private lab, that was officially launched on July 1st 2001 as a spin-off of the Belgian Ghent University.
So it is with great pleasure and pride that we can announce a further substantial expansion of our GMS(L) and LMS(L) multi-residue methods. On Februari 15, 2016, the scope of these two methods was extended with 35 active compounds, to a total of 536.