Eco-friendly Aflatoxin detection method is now verified by the US Official Grain Inspection System
VICAM, a Waters Business, has received USDA-GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) certification for its Afla-V AQUA strip test for the quantitative analysis of total aflatoxins in grains.
“Aflatoxin 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, MD, 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 specialised 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.
EP News Bureau – Mumbai