Regulation (EC) 2006/1881 and its subsequent updates defines the maximum content of some contaminants on food matrices, such as metals, anions such as nitrates and nitrites, and mycotoxins. Cadir Lab is able to carry out the determination of trace metals on food matrices, thanks to the use of advanced instrumentation (ICP-MS). An overview of metals that can be analyzed is shown in the image below, where they are shown in blue and orange. The elements highlighted in orange (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) are those for which the laboratory has obtained accreditation.
The method used (accredited on vegetable matrices) is the official UNI EN 13805: 2014 + UNI EN 15763: 2010 standard.