Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins

The term “mycotoxin” identifies a family of toxic secondary metabolites produced by moulds. Hundreds of mycotoxins exist in nature, however only a select few are relevant to the agro-food industry: aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol, fumonisins, ochratoxin, T-2 and HT-2 toxins and zearalenone.

Animals consuming feed contaminated with mycotoxins not only suffer but trigger a domino-effect resulting in great economic losses across the whole livestock industry and putting further risk to human health upon consumption of contaminated foods of animal origin, like milk. These compounds have reportedly been associated with various human and animal diseases and they are a well-established threat to grains and other commodities.

Mycotoxins concern not only in grains, coffee, cocoa, wine and spices, but are also a relevant to the dairy industry, in particular for the presence of aflatoxin M1. Furthermore, concern has been growing since new toxins and isoforms, namely masked mycotoxins, were discovered in recent years.

Eurofins Technologies Mycotoxin Kits

Eurofins Technologies provides different product lines to suit all needs for the reliable and effective mycotoxins analysis in cereals, feed, wine, coffee, spices as well as its internationally renowned ELISA kits for aflatoxin M1 in milk and dairy products.

I’screen AFLA M1 Milk ELISA Kit - AOAC Performance Tested Method

The I’screen AFLA M1 Milk is a quantitative immunoassay for the analysis of aflatoxin M1. The kit has been granted AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested MethodsSM status (AOAC Certificate No. 072002) for use with raw bovine whole milk, skim milk and powdered milk.

The limit of detection (LOD) is 5 ng/L for liquid milk and 50 ng/L for milk powder. Its sensitivity allows the detection of aflatoxin M1 at concentrations below the regulatory limits set by the European Union. The assay is compliant with the ISO 14675:2003 (IDF 186:2003) guideline. I’screen AFLA M1 Milk Product Page

Key Benefits of Different Mycotoxins Screening Tools

 •  B ZERO®: ELISA test kits for low analytical volumes, no calibration curve; results in less than 30 min
 •  Celer®: fast ELISA kits for rapid screening. All Celer® assays are validated on The BoltTM automated ELISA system.
 •  I’Screen: accurate, precise, high sensitive ELISA test kits with low detection limits

Analytes

 •  Aflatoxin M1
 •  Total B and G aflatoxins
 •  Deoxynivalenol
 •  Fumonisins
 •  Ochratoxin A
 •  T-2 and HT-2 toxins
 •  Zearalenone

Eurofins Technologies Immunoaffinity Columns

An extensive portfolio of mycotoxin immunoaffinity columns is available for the majority of regulated mycotoxins. The SENSIColumn IACs are simple and reliable sample purification solutions.

Key Benefits of the IACs

 •  Excellent flow behaviour
 •  Highly specific purification with monoclonal antibodies
 •  Availability of specific columns and “combi” columns for mycotoxin groups
 •  Wide range of application for various matrices
 •  Multi-analyte IACs for LC-MS/MS application
 •  Long shelf-life
 •  Fast (15-30 mins)

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