Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by certain molds that contaminate various agricultural commodities pre- or post-harvest. Commodities with a higher risk of mycotoxin contamination are corn, wheat, barley, sorghum, soybeans, groundnuts, oilseeds, milk, and feeds, among others. Mycotoxins are capable of causing cancer and other adverse health concerns to exposed humans and animals when present even in small amounts. Because of the severity of the effects on consumers and the consequent need to comply with legislative standards, mycotoxin diagnostic test kits are continuously being validated for different commodities to cater to the requirements of concerned industries.
The following are the major groups of mycotoxins that are strictly regulated by the US FDA and EU legislative limits: aflatoxin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2 toxins, fumonisin, zearalenone, and vomitoxin (DON).
Aflatoxin is one of the most potent natural carcinogens known to man and has been linked to a wide variety of human health problems. The US FDA and EU have established maximum allowable levels of total aflatoxin in food commodities at 20 ppb and 4 ppb, respectively. The maximum level for aflatoxin M1 in milk products is even lower at 0.5 ppb. Primarily, Aspergillus species produce aflatoxin.
Ochratoxin is primarily produced by species of Penicillium and Aspergillus. It is commonly found in coffee, barley, wheat, corn, and other commodities. Ochratoxin may be present in conjunction with aflatoxin. The European Union (EU) has set the limit for the presence of this mycotoxin in human food from 0.5 to 10 ppb depending on the commodity.
T-2 Toxin is a tricothecene produced by species of Fusarium and is one of the more deadly toxins. Its hydrolyzed form (HT-2) is proven to have the same effects.
Fumonisin is a toxin associated with species of Fusarium. It is commonly found in corn and corn-based products, as well as rice. US FDA and the European Union (EU) established an acceptable limit of 2 ppm for dry milled corn products.
Zearalenone is also a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium spp. molds. Zearalenone is similar in chemical structure to the female sex hormone estrogen and targets the reproductive organs. The US FDA has regulatory levels for this mycotoxin at less than 500 ppb, while for the European Union (EU), a range between 20 and 200 ppb is accepted depending on the type of commodity.
Deoxynivalenol (DON), also known as Vomitoxin, is a tricothecene produced by several species of Fusarium. The US FDA recommends that the maximum level for human consumption is at 1 ppm. For the European Union (EU), the regulatory level is between 0.20 and 1.25 ppm .
Glenwood’s premium mycotoxin test kits can help food and feed producers rapidly detect and quantify the presence of mycotoxins in different commodities both as raw materials and finished products. We offer a comprehensive range of test kits for the major groups of mycotoxins including aflatoxin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2 toxins, fumonisin, zearalenone, and vomitoxin (DON). Each kit is carefully crafted to deliver precise and reliable results, providing you with the necessary data to make informed decisions regarding the quality control and safety of your commodities.
By utilizing our premium mycotoxin test kits, you can significantly reduce the risk of mycotoxin contamination and its detrimental effects on consumer health and well-being. Moreover, our testing solutions help you comply with international and domestic regulations, ensuring that your products meet the highest standards of food and feed safety.
AgraQuant® ELISA Test Kits are accurate and reliable enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) that can be used to quantitatively test for mycotoxins in food and feed samples.
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Rapid and on-site detection and quantification of mycotoxins in a wide range of agricultural commodities. This advanced system has redefined the standards of accuracy and usability by streamlining both the extraction and assay processes.
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A one-step lateral flow immunochromatographic assay that determines the presence of total aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1 and G2) at a specific cut-off level in grains, cereals and other commodities.
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