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.
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.
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.
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.
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.