// 01 aug 2008
Source of Article: http://www.allaboutfeed.net/news/id102-59725/aflatoxin_rapid_test_gets_gipsa_certification.html
Euro-Diagnostica announced that our Flow-Through Rapid Test (FTRTest) for Aflatoxin B1 has received an approval from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The verification showed that the performance of the FTRTest in terms of precision, accuracy and repeatability is high.
The FTRTest is a
very simple membrane-based test that detects Aflatoxin B1 at a 2 ppb cut-off
limit in cereals, nuts, spices and their derived products. It sets the standard
in speed, simplicity and sensitivity for mycotoxin
In addition to the FTRTest Aflatoxins Euro-Diagnostica has similar tests for other mycotoxins namely, Ochratoxin A (for wine, coffee, spices and cereals) and Zearalenone (for cereals). All the FTRTests are run in the same way hence simplifying the handling and the integration of quality control procedures. The FTRTest for Aflatoxin B1 is also accompanied by the FTRTest for Total Aflatoxins at a 4 ppb cut-off limit. The 2 ppb cut-off for AFB1 and the 4 ppb cut-off for Total Aflatoxins are maximum limits stipulated by the European Union (EU).
The FTRTest offers food exporters, and food processors a tool to quickly check the conformity of their raw materials and products. The FTRTest is designed to reduce the cost of testing in terms of time and direct cost of the test itself. No additional equipment is required as everything needed for the test is included in the kit. No laboratory environment, or trained personnel are required. Auto-Control by the food processing industry is increasing and these tests are, therefore, incorporated into the HACCP programmes.
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