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.
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.
Due to the Belgian National Holiday, Primoris Belgium is closed on Tuesday 21 July. We will also be using this holiday to execute some preventive maintenance of our system infrastructure. These maintenance activities are crucial to keep supporting you in the future on the highest reliability level.
UPDATE 15 June 2020 | Today Monday 15 June Belgium is in phase 3 of the exit strategy out of the corona crisis, including a reopening of restaurants, bars and other societal activities, always with respect for social distancing.This phase has no influence on our activities, because Primoris has remained operational during the entire corona crisis to assure food safety on a daily basis.
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.