Our service during the corona crisis

We are currently dealing with a second wave of the coronavirus. For the moment, this new wave has no impact on our activities and we will do everything within our power to ensure the continuity of our services to our customers. It goes without saying that we take all necessary safety and hygienic measures to assure food safety on a daily basis.

Primoris team joined by new market managers

We would like to introduce Sofie Coelus as our new market manager for Belgium. As of now she will offer support to our Belgian customers, together with our extensive customer care team.
Following our increasing activities in France, our French colleagues can also welcome a new member to their team. Leena Jamet has started on 19 October and is currently receiving an extensive training. In the future our French customers will also be able to count on her dedicated support.

Primoris turns 20 in 2021

Celebrating in 2020 … an idea which is rendered quite contradictory due to the COVID-19 crisis. Nonetheless, we would like to take a moment to shine a spotlight on some special anniversaries that will be celebrated within the Primoris group in 2020 and 2021. The independent lab Primoris Belgium will exist 20 years in 2021 and the laboratories of Primoris Colombia and Primoris Bulgaria will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary. It goes without saying that we will not let these anniversaries go unnoticed.

Dedicated customer service confirmed by customer satisfaction survey

During the first half of 2020 we have asked an independent marketing agency to conduct an extensive customer satisfaction survey for the fifth time in Primoris history. We commission this survey every three years, because we want to continuously work on high reliability and quality.

Accredited analyses on ethylene oxide in food & feed

Since Monday 26 October, Primoris can support you with accredited analyses to quantify ethylene oxide in food and feed. Ethylene oxide (ETO) is an antimicrobial and conventional chemical and has been used for over 40 years for both insecticidal treatments and for the sterilization of foodstuffs. Ethylene oxide reduced microbial load in whole and ground spices or other seasoning materials. The past few weeks, several RASFF notifications have been published that mention the use of the unauthorized substance ethylene oxide on sesame seeds.

Legislation: personalized EU legislation updates

The European Commission has published the following interesting modification to the European legislation over the past months:
We offer our customers personalised updates for modifications in the EU legislation concerning those products that we, at Primoris, analyse for them. Furthermore, we update the overview on our website containing all changes in legislation every two weeks.

Primoris Costa Rica: new accreditation scope EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Primoris Costa Rica has the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation since 27 June, which was approved by the Belgian accreditation body Belac. Further, the accreditation is for an all new quantitative scope for pesticides (GC-MS/MS + LC-MS/MS).
Additionally, they also received the Costa Rican equivalent of this accreditation certificate, provided by ECA with reference N°ECA-MC-MA-P05-F03.

Quality: Overview proficiency tests

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

RASFF 2019 Annual Report

The European Commission has published its RASFF Annual Report for 2019.
According to the report: "Fruits and vegetables" have reached the 2nd place over meat and meat products in total number of notifications. The category of "fruit and vegetables" also include nuts, dried and processed fruit and vegetables. However according to infonographics of the report (above) the Commission received 506 notifications on fruit and vegetables and 67 on nuts, nut products and seeds.

Closing dates autumn 2020

Primoris Belgium is only closed on official Belgian holidays:
  • Wednesday 11 November – Armistice Day
  • Friday 25 December - Christmas

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