Simple solutions for Aflatoxin control throughout the food chain
Some foods such as cereals, nuts, seeds, or milk can be contaminated with aflatoxins causing serious health problems. Aflatoxins are produced by certain molds (Aspergillus) and can have carcinogenic and mutagenic effect when ingested. So, their exposure through food should be kept as low as possible.
Among all aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, and G2), aflatoxin B1 and its metabolite (aflatoxin M1) are the most toxic ones. Aflatoxin M1 is secreted in milk after ingestion of aflatoxin B1.
Systematic and preventive monitoring of aflatoxins throughout the food chain, including animal feed and processed food, is essential to protect consumers.
Fast and easy tests for the farmer and the industry
Regular checks of aflatoxins B1 or total aflatoxins in feed can prevent the presence of Aflatoxin M1 in milk, saving unnecessary costs. In the same way, monitoring aflatoxins in raw materials or processed food can avoid extra costs and brand damage as result of recall for contamination. Our quick, easy-to-use tests allow total Aflatoxins, B1 or M1 to be tested on the farm or industry without the need for a laboratory.
ELISA tests for laboratories
Reproducibility, specificity, traceability and fast turnaround time are key for a laboratory. ELISA tests help you quantifying very low levels of aflatoxins, as well as processing larger numbers of samples with good reproducibility.