Food contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food. These substances may be present in food as a result of the various stages of its production, packaging, transport or holding. They also might result from environmental contamination. Since contamination generally has a negative impact on the quality of food and may imply a risk to human health, measures have been taken to minimize contaminant levels in foodstuffs.
To ensure high levels of public health, in this law, the European Union sets maximum levels for certain contaminants in food.
Next to pesticide analysis, Primoris has also built up a lot of experience in analyzing and supporting contaminants in food and feed.
Primoris analyses other contaminants (such as dioxins, PCB's, ...) on a wide range of products.
Primoris has built up a lot of experience with residue analysis of contaminants in food and feed and serves as a preferred partner for a lot of (international) companies and organisations.
On May 30th, we’ve activated a scope expansion of our GC-MS/MS multiresidue methods: we’ve added 6 relevant compounds, of which 5 are completely new compounds and 1 compound (leptophos) has shifted from our LC-MS/MS to our GC-MS/MS multiresidue methods.
We are delighted to inform you that, as of now, we offer analyses on ethylene oxide with the fast reporting times of 8h and 36h after arrival of the sample at the lab.
On Friday 1 July a new European legislation is being activated regarding maximum limits of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in certain products. To comply with this new legislation, we introduce as of 1 July a new analytical method PYRRO_02_A, that is completely in line with this new legislation. The existing PYRRO_01_A method will be deactivated.
We have once again been able to host our seminar live and it was a success. Just like always we had some interesting presentations to offer, followed by a powerful networking moment.