Infant formula, follow-on formula and other baby foods are products designed to satisfy the specific nutritional requirements of healthy infants (children under the age of 12 months) and young children (between one and three years).
Infant formula and follow-on formula are specifically covered by Commission Directive 2006/141/EC. The Directive lays down the requirements for the composition and labeling of infant formula and follow-on formula.
Primoris has built up a lot of experience working together with baby food producers and organisations. Specific methods were developed to support this market segment and the more stringent legislation:
Primoris has a proven collaboration with lots of producers, certification bodies and international organizations to provide reliable analysis methods which are supporting the more stringent needs of the baby food market.
Are you active in the baby food sector and are you interested in our services? Please contact us!
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.