PrimusLabs Celebrates Virtual Grand Opening of New Laboratory in Mexico
On July 8, 2021, at 12:00 P.M. CST, PrimusLabs will be celebrating the virtual grand opening of its new laboratory near Guadalajara, Mexico. You are invited to attend via GoToWebinar. Follow the link below to see presentations by Iván Salazar, Director of PrimusLabs Mexico; Jacobo Díaz, Guadalajara Laboratory Manager; and Nadia Pasco, CEO of Azzule. If you are unable to join us for the virtual opening, the link to the recording will be live through the month of July. Attendees will receive a follow up with a unique opportunity to dive into “how to” sample tips and tricks from industry specialists in Mexico.
Offering pesticide residue analysis and microbiological testing, the Guadalajara lab, located in the industrial zone of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, is PrimusLabs’ fourth laboratory in Mexico. It is, however, the first of the Mexican labs to offer pesticide residue analysis. The Guadalajara lab joins the other PrimusLabs’ locations in Culiacan, Mexicali, and Irapuato. Salazar believes the new location “offers PrimusLabs a great opportunity to serve new clients in the agricultural and agri-food industries of the Jalisco region.”
The new microbiological laboratory offers testing for pathogens and indicator organisms in product, water, soil, or environmental surfaces. The new pesticide residue lab will provide Multi-residue Screens (MRS) for over 400 chemical compounds. With over 30 years of experience in the food safety industry, PrimusLabs’ chemists are specialists in fresh produce. With the new residue lab in Mexico, Diaz says, “While clients in Mexico will always have the ability to send pesticide residue samples to our headquarter location in Santa Maria, California, the new lab will allow clients to have the option to submit their samples to a local laboratory for testing. The Guadalajara laboratory offers our fresh produce clients’ the unique opportunity to have a pesticide residue laboratory nearby, in some circumstances saving time and shipping expenses.”
The new venture also allows PrimusLabs to offer Primus Group’s integrated services in Mexico. All PrimusLabs’ testing results are integrated with the Azzule Platform, automatically uploading lab data into your free Azzule Supply Chain Program (SCP). From your SCP, you can transfer results, conduct data summaries, and show result trending, etc. Are you selling to an importer who is unsure of the requirements of US food safety regulations? Azzule’s Core Support takes the headache out of the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).