Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites whose ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin reduces activity and causes disease or death in animals and human beings
Safety or innocuousness of foods is a priority not only for public administrations but also and above all, for the food industry. It is thus worth recalling that incidents of safety failures are incompatible with an industry’s long-term profitability.
Investigating mycotoxins levels
Mycotoxins analysis should utilize an approach consisting of several basic stages: sampling, sample preparation and extraction, cleaning, final separation, detection, quantification, and confirmation.
The methodology involves use of an enzyme immunoassay, which can be applied directly following the extraction stage. These techniques are extremely sensitive and specific for several mycotoxins, and they yield highly precise quantitative results.
At AGQ Labs we are able to analyze and detect the presence of mycotoxins in foods. Feel free to contact us for more information.
- Aflatoxin B1 (1 ppb)
- Aflatoxin B2 (1 ppb)
- Aflatoxin G1 (1 ppb)
- Aflatoxin G2 (1 ppb)
- Ochratoxin A (1 ppb)
- Deoxynivalenol (50 ppb)
- Zearalenona (5 ppb)
- Fumonisin B1 (50 ppb)
- Fumonisin B2 (15 ppb)
- Fumonisin B3 (15 ppb)
- Toxin T2
- Toxin TH2
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All samples must be accompanied by a completed chain of custody. Please let us know if you have any questions!