" Specialist in the analysis of contaminants in cereals "

What is a cereal?

Cereals are seed plants. Their use can vary but they are mainly used in animal and human food. Cereals come from different families:

  • Poaceae
  • Polygonaceae
  • Amaranthaceas
  • Pedaliaceae
  • Lamiaceae

Several actors are involved in the cereal chain: the producers, the collectors and the processors! The cereals are present in different foodstuffs : flour, semolina, pasta, rice, rusks...
In France, farmers cultivate more than a dozen species of cereals, the most important being : Barley, corn, soft wheat and durum wheat.

The Phytocontrol offer



A list of pesticide residues of more than 650 active ingredients, the most exhaustive in France!

A specialized list for grain storage insecticides.

  • Pesticides : butoxyde de pipéronyle, glyphosate, nitrates, nitrites, chlormequat, mépiquat…
  • Mycotoxins : major innovation multimycotoxins on cereal products allowing the coverage on the same analysis of the 6 families of interests.
  • Heavy Metals : lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, copper, including arsenic speciation for rice.
  • GMOs : all species for cross-contamination control.
  • Allergens : walnuts, cashew nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios, celery, soy + strong expertise on gluten.
  • Alkaloids : ergot and datura.
  • Authenticity : identification of plant species by NSW (5000 species).
  • Dioxins , PAHs , acrylamide, MOSH MOAH , filth test, Nutritional values , determination of durum wheat / common wheat ration, microbiological control plan.


Fast analysis times according to your needs

  • Express : 24h- J+1
  • Urgency : 48h – J+2
  • Routine : 2 to 5 days maximum


Phytocontrol’s commercial and logistic teams cover the whole national territory and carry out collections on your site.



A single point of contact will help you interpret your results and answer technical and regulatory questions.

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Phytocontrol is accredited by COFRAC and has one of the most elaborate and exhaustive scopes of accreditation for quality analysis in cereal products.

Nos atouts


Historical know-how
Completeness of the analytical offer


Control of the Supply Chain
Large processing capacity Analysis times according to your needs


Research of metabolites, update of screenings according to registrations and regulatory residue definitions
Provision of registration and international MRLs


Equipe scientifique dédiée aux mises à jour règlementaires et à votre écoute sur des demandes spécifiques


An analytical park of latest generation LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, APGC-MS/MS, HRGC and LC/GC-QTOF technologies

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