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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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First Primoris debate tastes like more

On Thursday 20 September 2018, Primoris organized its first interactive debate with live voting, entitled Reflection on the role of food integrity in evolving food systems.

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Ciboris | Opleiding najaar 2018: 'Analyse en detectie van voedselfraude: zin en onzin'

Ciboris vzw, partner van de Primoris Holding, organiseert dit najaar de opleiding "Analyse en detectie van voedselfraude: zin en onzin" voor kwaliteits- en aankoopverantwoordelijken in de agrovoedingsindustrie. De opleiding door één dag (9u00 - 16u00) en kan op drie data worden gevolgd: 25 september, 23 oktober en 30 november

Primoris … for a better world

Primoris is aware of its social role and as a specialised lab for residue and contaminant analysis in the agri-food sector it contributes to an improved food safety. Nonetheless, Primoris wants to go one step further and give back a little extra to society together with our customers and employees.

Legislation: non-renewal of approval of the active substance iprodione as from 5 March

Due to the commision implementing regulation (EU) 2017/2091 of 14 November 2017, the approval of the active substance iprodione will not be renewed as from 5 March 2018.