Mycotoxin tests

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by molds. They can have serious and chronic acute effects on human as well as animal health. Mycotoxin analysis of food and feed is therefore necessary and often required by law. Modern test kits allow rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of mycotoxins.

Throughout history, mycotoxins (as we know them now) have affected the quality of agricultural products; Major commodities such as corn, wheat, rice, soybeans and hazelnuts can be contaminated with mycotoxins, depending on growing conditions and storage conditions. Likewise, other goods such as rye, oats, hazelnuts, figs, grapes or spices can be affected by mycotoxins. Consumption of mycotoxin-contaminated products can have acute toxic effects on human and animal health, as well as chronic effects. In addition to health costs, direct economic factors also play a role, such as the low efficiency of livestock farming, trade losses due to import and export restrictions, and direct losses in crop value income. To protect the health of consumers and animals around the world, there is legislation for mycotoxins.

ICA R&D can offer you a set of tests for the following mycotoxins:

  • Aflatoxin
  • DON (Vomitoxin)
  • Ochratoxin
  • Patulin
  • T-2 / HT-2 toxin
  • Zearalenone

Methods for mycotoxin analysis:

  • Mycotoxin analysis presents several unique challenges: Mold fungal toxins are naturally occurring contaminants. Pre-harvest production is affected by weather conditions as well as agricultural practices; post-harvest production depends on storage conditions. This poses some challenges in managing the risk of mycotoxins: Where, when, how often and how often do I test?
  • Mycotoxins are very inhomogeneous throughout the product and may be present at very low levels. The samples to be tested may be simple analytical matrices, such as wheat, corn, or perhaps very complicated matrices, such as spices, coffee, or complex mixtures of ingredients such as animal feed. It is very important to choose the appropriate sampling method and analysis for the product to be tested. ICA R&D offers a wide range of analytical methods for mycotoxin analysis. Depending on the matrix, the number of samples, the result time, the ease of use and the equipment available, we can provide you with the appropriate test format.

For more information, you can always contact an ICA R&D representative, to provide you with all the necessary information and guide you in choosing the set of analyzes you need so that we can then make you an offer of services appropriate to the situation and your product.

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