Infant formula, follow-on formula and other baby foods are products designed to satisfy the specific nutritional requirements of healthy infants (children under the age of 12 months) and young children (between one and three years).
Infant formula and follow-on formula are specifically covered by Commission Directive 2006/141/EC. The Directive lays down the requirements for the composition and labeling of infant formula and follow-on formula.
Primoris has built up a lot of experience working together with baby food producers and organisations. Specific methods were developed to support this market segment and the more stringent legislation:
Primoris has a proven collaboration with lots of producers, certification bodies and international organizations to provide reliable analysis methods which are supporting the more stringent needs of the baby food market.
Are you active in the baby food sector and are you interested in our services? Please contact us!
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
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.
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.
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.