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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Public holidays 2017

In 2017 PRIMORIS Belgium is closed on a number of public holidays.

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Save the date: June 15th - Annual seminar

Save the date! On Thursday June 15th we organize our annual seminar in Nazareth (Belgium), so make sure you mark this on your calendar. 

15 years Belgian private lab

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. 

Update GC-MS/MS & LC-MS/MS multi-residue methods

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.