Eco-Friendly Aflatoxin Detection Method

Eco-Friendly Aflatoxin Detection Method

VICAM received 'Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration' certification for its Afla-V AQUA™ strip test for the quantitative analysis of total aflatoxins in grains.

ISk7E1x.jpgAflatoxin detection is critical to global food cultivation and trade.

USDA-GIPSA approval provides official verification of method performance, giving our customers even greater confidence in their aflatoxin testing data,” said Marjorie Radlo-Zandi, Managing Director, VICAM.

“In addition, the Afla-V® AQUA™ strip test is an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional solvent based methods – improving safety and reducing the overall costs of aflatoxin testing.”

The Afla-V® AQUA™ strip test provides fully quantitative data for the determination of total aflatoxins.

Results are displayed on the digital screen in just five minutes (following extraction and sample preparation) with a range of 5-300 parts per billion for total aflatoxins, and was designed to be used virtually anywhere, requiring little to no training or expertise.

Traditional methods for the detection of aflatoxins have required the use of methanol, ethanol and other solvents for the extraction step, costly chemicals which require specialized and often costly shipping, handling and storage facilities.

The Afla-V® AQUA™ strip test replaces chemical solvents with a water-based extraction solution which is both environmentally friendly and safe for use in the field, process or laboratory environment.

Source: Business Wire