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.

Legislation

Maximum levels for mycotoxins and other contaminants listed below in food are set in Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 and subsequent amendments.

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Analysis methods

Primoris as an expert in the analysis of pesticides has also developed the most innovative and effective mono-mycotoxin or multi-mycotoxin analysis methods.

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Sample matrix

As Primoris is specialized in the analysis of mycotoxins, we analyze these contaminants on a wide range of products:

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Certified by

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.

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Succesful relana audit

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.

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Food fraud – analysis on authenticity on oregano

Ciboris investigates food fraud on herbs and spices, cereals, fruit juices and fresh foodstuffs. They recently finished a research project together with Ghent University, ML2Grow and CRA-W in which they focused specifically on food fraud in oregano.

Ciboris Webinar: Tackling Food Fraud in Fruit and Fruit Juices

As your reliable source for training Ciboris is offering you a free webinar on methodologies to combat food fraud in fruit and fruit juices. SGF International e.V. and Ciboris are collaborating to tackle one of the more difficult cases in fruit juice authentication: detection of peach puree in apricot puree. This adulteration with a biologically similar product is hard to uncover.

8h and 36h analyses on ethylene oxide added to our portfolio

We are delighted to inform you that, as of now, we offer analyses on ethylene oxide with the fast reporting times of 8h and 36h after arrival of the sample at the lab.