Heavy metals are present in the soil but their concentration depends on the impact of human or natural activities that were executed in the past. These heavy metals are being absorbed by plants, but not every plant absorbs as much of these heavy metals.

The presence of heavy metals has to be checked with the limits that have been established in the European legislation. 

Legislation

The presence of heavy metals has to be checked with the limits that have been established in the European legislation. 

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Analysis methods

In case heavy metals are being found, it is important to check if the EU has determined Maximum Limits for those heavy metals. We can help you with the analysis of the found heavy metals.

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Sample matrix

Heavy metals can appear in many different compounds. Primoris has experience in the analysis of a lot of those compounds.

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Certified by

Primoris has built up a lot of experience with residue analysis of heavy metals in food and feed and serves as a preferred partner for a lot of (international) companies and organisations.

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Quality: Overview proficiency tests

Proficiency tests, independent controls of a laboratory’s analysis quality, are part of Primoris’ everyday operation. The past months Primoris participated in the following proficiency tests:

  • FAPAS: pesticides in honey
  • Proof-ACS: pesticides in baby food
  • FAPAS: pesticides in in basmati rice
  • EURL-FV: pesticides in egg plant

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Flash news

Launch multiresidue methods with maximum number of components at the lowest possible RL

Research and development are an important part of the Primoris activities.
To support these developments, we always consider evolutions in market demands and legislation. Maximal risk coverage is becoming increasingly important within pesticide residue analysis, which can be contributed to the increased focus on food safety. Furthermore, we have noticed a growing market demand for lower reporting limits.

Scope extension of LC-MS/MS multi residue methods on 1 March

On Monday 1 March, we activate a substantial expansion of our LC/MS-MS multiresidue methods. Thanks to this expansion, we assure maximum safety regarding the current legislations and directions in terms of food safety and we offer you analytical methods that are in line with the actual needs of the market and that are relevant for your products.

Lowering of reporting limit to 0,01 mg/kg for analyses on ethylene oxide

Since Monday 26 October, Primoris can support you with accredited analyses to quantify ethylene oxide in food and feed. Samples that are registered as from Tuesday 10 November for ethylene oxide analysis will be reported with a reporting limit of 0,01 mg/kg