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Environmental Contaminants

The environmental contaminants team specialises in ultra trace analysis (parts per trillion and lower) of dioxins, PCBs, PAHs, brominated dioxins, brominated flame retardants and related emerging contaminants in food, feed and related samples. The team works with many collaborators to answer problems requiring a multi-disciplinary response.

Our Services

Organic Contaminants

Target LOQ


Determination Step

PAHs 0.02-0.2 µg/kg GC-MS
PCDD/Fs & non ortho-PCB 0.01 µg/kg High Resolution GC-MS
ortho-PCB 0.01 µg/kg GC-MS
PBDEs 0.01 µg/kg GC-MS
Perfluorinated alkyl compounds (e.g. PFOS) 1-5 µg/kg LC-MS/MS

Key Capabilities

  • Fera is the National Reference Laboratory for Dioxins/Furans, PCBs and PAHs in food and feed
  • UKAS Accredited for Dioxins/Furans, PCBs, PAHs, Brominated Dioxins and Brominated Flame Retardants
  • Ability to work to the lowest Limits of Detection (LODs) required for specific foodstuffs e.g. infant formula/food
  • Competitive turnaround and pricing

Learn More

To speak with us about this service, or for any other services, please contact our experts on:

+44 (0)300 100 0323 or contact us here.

National Reference Laboratory

We are the National Reference Laboratory for:

  • Food, Feed and Food Contact Materials
  • Pesticide Residues
  • Veterinary Medicine Residues

Food Testing, Detection and Analytical Services Brochure

Download the latest Food Testing, Detection and Analytical Services Brochure

  • Various GC-MS and LC-MS screening tests
  • National Reference Laboratory Status
  • Extensive range of experts & multiplex testing where possible

Contact Us - Food

T: +44 (0)300 100 0323

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Food Sample Submission Form

Download our Sample submission form here: Food Generic Sample Submission Form

  • Specific Tests - Contaminants, Mycotoxins, Authenticty & Residues
  • Volume Discounts available for maximum batch quantities
  • Extensive scope of UKAS (ISO17025) accredited tests