Product is Approved for the Quantitative Determination of Aflatoxins in Corn
“We are pleased to obtain USDA-GIPSA certification for the Alfa-V. This
enables official USDA export laboratories and USDA-licensed grain
inspection sites to use Afla-V to verify that corn shipments comply with
domestic and global regulatory limits for aflatoxins,” said
Afla-V strip tests utilize the proven sensitivity and selectivity of VICAM’s monoclonal antibodies to accurately detect and measure total aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 at levels as low as 2 ppb and as high as 100 ppb. The single dilution sample preparation procedure saves time and materials, and the test takes five minutes to develop. Digital readings are clearly displayed on the screen of the Vertu® Lateral Flow Reader, eliminating any guess work about the results.
Aflatoxins are naturally occurring chemical byproducts of mold species
which are natural inhabitants of crop soils. Severe rain and drought can
encourage aflatoxin production, and once released, aflatoxin and other
mycotoxins are difficult to manage and nearly impossible to destroy.
Aflatoxin B1 is classified as a Group I carcinogen and is highly toxic
even at very low concentrations. The USDA,
VICAM offers a full line of products for rapid detection of mycotoxins using fluorometry, HPLC, UPLC® and LC/MS/MS technologies, including GIPSA certified fluorometric methods for aflatoxin, fumonisin and ochratoxin in various grain commodities.
About VICAM, A Waters Business (www.vicam.com)
VICAM is a world-leading provider of mycotoxin testing solutions. Since 1985, VICAM has been dedicated to developing USDA- and AOAC-approved rapid tests for mycotoxins. VICAM’s mycotoxin test kits offer a choice of rapid qualitative screening and quantitative test methods for a wide variety of mycotoxins. Around the world, VICAM products are used with confidence by customers who trust our commitment to extending the value of those products with unmatched service and support. We guarantee satisfaction with expert technical assistance and top-of-the-line customer care through a global scientific and distribution network that develops, markets, sells, and services our products in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.vicam.com or call +1.508.482.4935.
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