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.
All Primoris laboratories have been granted the new accreditation norm 17025:2017 at the end of March, which follows the previous ISO 17025:2005 norm. As a result of flawless teamwork between all departments and all laboratories, we have successfully made the transition to the new 17025:2017 norm, well before the deadline.
UPDATE 18 May 2020 | Today Monday 18 May Belgium is implementing phase 2 of the exit strategy out of the corona crisis, including a partial reopening of the schools and other economical and societal activities, always with respect for social distancing.This new 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.
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.