Phytocontrol is pleased to announce that, in addition to your analyses already carried out in the laboratory, the R&D department has developed a new method for the analysis of Pyrrolizidinic Alcaloids by UFLC-MS/MS with limits of quantification ranging from 0.5 to 2µg/kg depending on the type of matrix.
The laboratory is able to detect and quantify 29 Pyrrolizidinic Alkaloids in the following products: Dry Plants, Spices, Tea, Cereals and Derivatives, Leafy Vegetables, Honey and Food Supplements.

Pyrrolizidinic alkaloids (PA) are toxins naturally produced by various plant species that may be present in certain foods. PAs pose a risk to the consumer because of their carcinogenic and genotoxic properties.

At present, these substances are not regulated by the European Union but have already been the subject of numerous studies/controls, in particular by the BFR (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment), EFSA and DGGRF.
In the French decree of June 24,2014 establishing the list of plants, other than mushrooms, authorized in food supplements and the conditions of their use, quatité in PA is to be monitored on seeds and borage flower. A restriction requires that the preparations of this plant are authorised if it can be demonstrated that they do not exceed 1 µg/kg of pyrrolizidin alkaloids.

The analysis results will be sent to you within 3-5 days after receipt of the sample at the laboratory.

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