Some are convinced that organic farming and, resulting from that, organic food should be called conventional since mankind has been growing food on an organic way for centuries. Now organic stands for ecologically based farming. It is defined by ecological and proactive procedures that maintain and enhance soil fertility, prevent soil erosion, promote and enhance biological diversity. It also aims to minimize risk to both animal as human health and natural resources.

Organic products are therefore not just products with no pesticide residues but organic products are the result of a specific way of producing.

Legislation

For organic produce a formal legislation is not into place in the EU. The EU is working on a formal legislation but until today it is not official.

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Analyses

For organic produce, Primoris offers several methods that are very well suited for organic produce and where the reporting limits of plant protection products are compliant to the rules for organic produce.

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Certified by

Regarding residue analysis on organic produce, Primoris is approved by the German "Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren" and the Dutch organisation BIOKAP.

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Support

Are you a player on the organic market and are you interested in our services? Please contact us!

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Newsletter highlight

Quality: overview ring tests May-June

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.

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Flash news

Method update: new method code for dithianon analysis requests

On Monday July 3rd, we introduce a new product code for analyses on dithianon: DITH_01_A.When requesting dithianon in extranet, make sure to select this new product code.

Important method update of LMS and LMS2 methods on July 3rd

On Monday July 3rd, we launch two important scope updates of our LMS and LMS2 multimethods. Please read these changes carefully as they might be relevant when registering a sample.

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.