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:

  • BNN: pesticides in tomato passata
  • Sciensano: mycotoxins in rusk
  • DRRR: mineral oils in cocoa butter and cholocate
  • FAPAS: pesticides in milk powder
  • Proof-ACS: pesticides in sweet pepper
  • Relana: pesticides in babyleaf lettuce
  • FAPAS: heavy metals in dried herbs
  • FAPAS: pesticides in parsley
  • FAPAS: MCPD in vegetable oil

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Flash news

Service of Primoris during corona crisis

UPDATE 27 October 2020Belgium is 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.

Launch of accredited analyses on 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD and GE in vegetable oils and fats

As from now on, Primoris is also your partner for high quality and accredited analyses on 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD and glycidyl esters (GE) in vegetable oils and fats.

Primoris Belgium GMP+ BA11 certified

We are thrilled to announce Primoris Belgium has added the official GMP+ BA11 certificate to its track record. This recognition allows us to even better support our customers that are active in the feed sector and/or the residual stream. As of today, 8 July we offer various GMP+-recognised analyses.