Newsletter #9

 

 

 

1. Seminar June 15th - Contaminants and food safety | A challenging combination
2. Method expansion: launch of qualitative accredited GMO screening
3. Expansion of our sales team: who is your contact person?
4. Method development: new possibilities in analysis reports
5. How to evaluate detections of mosquito protection agents in organic products?
6. Primoris Belgium new member of Naredi
7. R&D: poster presentations of new glyphosate method
8. 2015 EU report on pesticide residues in food
9. Update European legislation
10. Quality assurance: overview ring tests
11. Public holidays 2017

 

 

 


 

 

Seminar June 15th - Contaminants and food safety | A challenging combination

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.
Attention: the seminar will be completely in Dutch.

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Method expansion: launch of qualitative accredited GMO screening

At Primoris we always look to assist our customers with the best possible service and relevant analyses. We’re delighted to announce the extension of our service for our existing customers with a qualitative accredited GMO screening. Thanks to this method, we’re able to detect the presence or absence of GMO on an extensive range of matrices.

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Expansion of our sales team: Who is your contact person?

In order to keep raising our support level for all our clients and because we attach great importance to a personal approach, we have made some changes in our sales team by appointing a dedicated market manager for international clients outside of Europe.

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Method development: new possibilities in analysis reports

In order to support you in the best possible way, we added two new options in our analysis reporting program: an ARfD retailer overview and sample pictures on the report

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How to evaluate detections of mosquito protection agents in organic products?

We would like to inform our organic clients that the personal protection against mosquitos is not covered by the EU regulationon organic production, which means that any findings of DEET aren’t evaluated using the BNN Orientation Value.

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Primoris Belgium now member of Naredi

Primoris has now also added the analyses of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs to its analyses portfolio. dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs

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R&D: poster presentations of new glyphosate method

In the beginning of this year we launched a highly reliable analysis method for the detection of glyphosate on 10 ppb with a highly sensitive LC-MSMS with 2D technology. In May, our R&D team will be holding a poster presentation about this new method at two (inter)national symposia.

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2015 EU report on pesticide residues in food

This month, EFSA has published the 2015 European Union report on pesticide residues in food. Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show.

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Update European legislation

Have you already consulted our website for recent changes in the European legislation? We keep track of MRL updates, new approvals, renewals of approval, ... in a handy list. 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 assurance: 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. Based on the results of these ring tests, the performance of the analytical method is evaluated and, if necessary, improved.

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Public holidays 2017

In 2017 Primoris Belgium is closed on the following public holidays.

  • Monday May 1st – Labor Day
  • Thursday May 25th – Ascension Day
  • Monday June 5th – Whit Monday
  • Friday July 21st – National Day
  • Tuesday August 15th – Assumption of Mary
  • Wednesday November 1st – All Saints’ Day
  • Monday December 25th – Christmas Day

Please contact our customer care team for more info about your analyses during these holidays. Thank you for your understanding!

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