PrimusLabs Legal Notices



DISCLAIMER
Restrictions on Use of Name, Logo and Identifying Marks
"Use of PrimusLabs' name, logo, or any identifying marks is strictly prohibited without the written approval of PrimusLabs."

Pesticide Residue Analysis Disclaimer:
PrimusLabs, through its laboratory division conducts various programs of customized chemical analysis for certain chemical compounds registered for use or suspected of misapplication or drift on a given agriculture commodity. These programs are designated as Certified, Inspected, andTested.

CertifiedPrimusLabs' most comprehensive program involves lab staff gathering samples, returning them to the lab under PrimusLabs' custody and performing expeditious analysis. This analysis indicates that a statistically representative, random sampling of the product has been analyzed and reports whether the analyses product meets or exceeds the regulatory standards for the tested compounds. The Certificate refers to the results of the residue analysis at the time of sample collection only, and then only for the presence of tested compounds on the sample produce. Upon request, PrimusLabs will provide a list of these compounds.

Since all of the units of produce cannot be tested, it is possible that an individual unit of produce could have tested residues present which exceed the regulatory guidelines. PrimusLabs only certifies that the random sample taken from each field is/is not in compliance with the guidelines. This Certificate is also a statement by the producer that only chemicals approved for use on the crop in the United States have been used to assist in production. Certain compounds detected but not used to assist in production (i.e., drift) have been monitored to undetectable levels in accordance with existing USFDA practices.

Where there is neither an established tolerance or action level, PrimusLabs will use a lower detection limit of fifty parts per billion (50 ppb) unless the lower detection limit of approved methodologies deviates, in which case it shall use the reported lower detection limit.

This document is only one facet of the general overall quality control of the produce tested. It in no way warrants, represents or implies that the produce certified is "safer" or more nutritious than produce that has not been certified.

PrimusLabs is not responsible for claims or damages resulting from compounds not covered in the analysis, nor is it responsible for any claims or damages relating to the nutritional value, physical appearance, decay or other similar factors associated with the produce.   PrimusLabs is liable only for the correctness of the report, dealing with the removed random samples, and any damages shall be limited only to the cost of the laboratory analysis.

The Grower / Shipper assumes all responsibility for the product after the field sample collection is made.

PrimusLabs and its officers, directors, shareholders, agents, parent and subsidiary organizations, affiliates, representatives and employees are not liable for any claims or damages arising out of the use of any certified produce. Certification is representative of the condition of the sample only. The sample is statistically representative of the contracted fields and crops at the time of sampling.

Inspected: This service is valuable to distributors, food processors, retailers and growers, when pest control practices are unknown. As examples: purchase of a field or lot by one grower from another with no history of compounds used on the field or sampling from a lot originating in various fields each with unique spray histories. The sample may be gathered from the field or from a storage area. Based on favorable findings, it can warrant that any pesticide residues detected within the sample analyzed are within established government tolerances. PrimusLabs' personnel conducts the sampling process for the Inspected program and it is returned to the lab under PrimusLabs's custody. This service allows for targeting of questionable lots and analysis of imported produce not grown under regulations imposed within the United States.   Primuslabs liability is limited to the correctness of the laboratory sample only, and any damages shall be limited only to the cost of the laboratory analysis.

Tested: This service is available to all individuals or firms concerned with the pesticide residues present in a specific shipment or commodity, and to companies seeking to avoid adverse publicity. The Tested Program is appropriate for situations in which PrimusLabs cannot practically document the sampling process. Claims regarding product integrity with respect to pesticide residue levels are limited only to the samples sent to the lab, and make no representation whatever as to the status of the balance of the commodity/lot.

Misrepresentation of uncertified as produce certified by PrimusLabs is prohibited by law and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Primuslabs' responsibility is limited to the correctness of the laboratory analysis only, and any damages shall be limited only to the cost of the laboratory analysis.



Microbiological Results Disclaimer:
"PrimusLabs warrants that all analytical work is conducted professionally in accordance with all applicable standard laboratory practices and that this data reflects our best attempt to generate accurate results for the specific sample(s).

PrimusLabs does not assume any liability for and does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the product tested or its producer. PrimusLabs is not responsible for any claims or damages related to the quality or safety of the produce."

Auditing Results Disclaimer for Field, Harvest, Cooler/Cold Storage, Packing House, Terminal Market/Distribution Center, and Processing Plant Operations:
"Audit results are representative of the condition of the operation at the time of the visit. PrimusLabs makes no claims regarding the validity of information supplied by representatives of the audited entity and does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the operation audited or the entity."

HACCP Consulting Reports Disclaimer:
"Consulting reports are not intended as and do not imply an endorsement of the client or the operations reviewed."

Data Generated By Outside Sources Disclaimer:
"This data was compiled by an outside entity and provided to PrimusLabs for display. PrimusLabs makes no claims as to the validity of the information presented herein."

USER AGREEMENT AND DISCLAIMER

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

Access to and use of PrimusLabs’ Internet and associated Intranet sites is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. Please review these terms and conditions on a periodic basis as they are subject to modification, alteration or update at any time and at PrimusLabs’ sole discretion. If you do not agree to any term or condition, you should not use this site.
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  8. JURISDICTION AND CHOICE-OF-LAW

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  10. OTHER

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AGREEMENT

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Last revised:  1 February 2005


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