Newsletter #28





Change in PDF reporting: one email per analysed sample

As of 20 May we will be delivering your analysis results and requested reports in a different, more manageable manner. As a result, you will only be receiving one email per analysed sample, which will contain all PDF files that were requested for that specific sample.

Save the date: 2 webinars in June!

Following the large success of our 2020 webinars, we will also organize two webinars in June of this year. You will be receiving an invitation via email very soon, but of course we already want to provide you with the dates, so that you can pin them to your calendar.

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

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. To support this evolution, we offer an XL version of 4 extensive multiresidue methods containing a maximum number of components each with the lowest possible validated reporting limit in terms of the technology that is currently available. This reporting limit is often lower than is required within the current legislation of maximal residue limits (MRL)

Attention for correct labelling of dangerous substances when shipping samples

Our sample reception receives hundreds of samples on a daily basis. We would like to emphasise the correct labelling of your samples in order to ensure a safe and efficient way of registering them.

HSE – non-disposable May

Apart from our daily efforts to make an effort to face the current environmental challenges we also focus on targeted actions. As a result we turn this month into non-disposable May by committing ourselves to a plastic-free lunch and reusable packaging. We have encouraged our personnel to achieve a plastic-free lunch.

Update European legislation

The European Commission has published some interesting modifications in the European legislation:
  • maximum residue levels for fluxapyroxad, hymexazol, metamitron, penflufen and spirotetramat
  • maximum residue levels for diclofop, fluopyram, ipconazole and terbuthylazine
  • maximum residue levels for aclonifen, boscalid, cow milk, etofenprox, ferric pyrophosphate, L-cysteine, lambda-cyhalothrin, maleic hydrazide, mefentrifluconazole, sodium 5- nitroguaiacolate, sodium o-nitrophenolate, sodium p-nitrophenolate and triclopyr

EU Results EFSA monitoring 2019

Last month, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its annual report regarding pesticide residues in food. The report describes analysis of nearly 100,000 food samples collected across the European territory in 2019 with special focus this year on an array of products that were last highlighted in 2016, including apples, lettuce, peaches, strawberries and tomatoes.

Quality: overview ring tests

Proficiency tests, independent controls of a laboratory’s analysis quality, are part of Primoris’ everyday operation. Primoris takes part in proficiency tests organized by reputable institutions in the context of European monitoring, internal quality assurance and approvals and certifications.

Closing dates 2021

Primoris is only closed on the official Belgian holidays:
  • Monday 24 May 2021 - Whit Monday
  • Wednesday 21 July 2021 - National Belgian Holiday
  • Monday 1 November 2021 - All Saints Day
  • Thursday 11 November 2021 - Armistice Day