Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds, with huge structural diversity, which require various complex protocols of extraction and detection for their analysis. Depending on specific substances and concentration, mycotoxins are carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic and immunosuppressive.
Roughly 25 percent of the world's food production contains mycotoxins, as indicated by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Mycotoxins can be present in cereals but also in fruits, nuts and other food items.
Primoris as an expert in the analysis of pesticides has also developed the most innovative and effective mono-mycotoxin or multi-mycotoxin analysis methods for all mycotoxins of interest. We are established as experts in the examination of a large number of mycotoxins in a great variety of food and feed.
Maximum levels for mycotoxins and other contaminants listed below in food are set in Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 and subsequent amendments.
Primoris as an expert in the analysis of pesticides has also developed the most innovative and effective mono-mycotoxin or multi-mycotoxin analysis methods.
As Primoris is specialized in the analysis of mycotoxins, we analyze these contaminants on a wide range of products:
Primoris has built up a lot of experience with residue analysis of mycotoxins in food and feed and serves as a preferred partner for a lot of (international) companies and organisations.
Primoris is part of relana, the quality circle of a dozen European labs concerning analysis of pesticides and contaminants. Earlier this year Primoris saw a relana audit and received excellent feedback. In the first place the lab shows a high and stable level of quality and furthermore, the auditors were impressed with the competence of our staff.
Due to the efforts of our in-house R&D team, we can now offer a drastically lower reporting time for the analysis of acrylamide, as well as a lowered reporting limit.
Legislation | Inorganic arsenic in cereal, rice and babyfood
On 06/03/2023 the European Commission published regulation 2023/0465 regarding the maximum levels of inorganic arsenic in certain foods.
As of now we will analyse maleic hydrazide (MH) using LC-MS/MS instead of UV, resulting in faster and more precise results.