mycotoxin News

  • Are Mycotoxins Stunting Children’s Growth?

    EMSL Analytical offers complete microbial testing services, including for mycotoxins, to protect people from unnecessary exposures. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 15th, 2010 According to an article published last week at EIN’s World News Report a team of international scientists believes they may have found a major cause for underweight children in the developing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mycotoxin Outbreak Hurts Crops and Farmers across the U.S.

    In addition to grappling with a record-breaking drought and heat, now farmers must deal with outbreaks of fungi that are destroying their crops as well. Specifically, corn and wheat industries in the Midwest, Southern, and Eastern regions of the country are experiencing aflatoxin and deoxynivalenol (DON) outbreaks. The drought has already prevented farmers from reaching their normal crop yields, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mycotoxins and Mold Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses mycotoxins produced by some types of mold.   A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by some fungi, also commonly referred to as mold.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL Successfully Participates in Mycotoxin Research Study

    EMSL is proud to announce their successful participation in a global, inter-laboratory mycotoxin study. EMSL was one of only five laboratories in the United States invited to take part in this important research. During this study a proficiency test (PT) was performed for the simultaneous determination of 11 mycotoxins in corn using LC-MS/MS. Mycotoxins included aflatoxin B1, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New certified reference material for mycotoxin analysis

    JRC-IRMM has released a new certified matrix reference material for mycotoxin analysis, namely aflatoxins in compound feedingstuff (ERM-BE376). Aflatoxins are naturally-occurring contaminants in food and feed of plant origin, produced by various fungal species. They are potent liver carcinogens and are therefore classified as carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on ...

  • Computer model helps with early prediction of mycotoxins in grain

    Increased mycotoxin contamination Climate change will likely result in increased contamination of grain with mycotoxins (toxins from fungi). Early prediction of the growth of these fungi can help farmers make effective choices regarding the use of fungicides, the best harvest time and other aspects. This strategy can reduce the risk of crop failure and help to prevent contamination of ...

  • EMSL Analytical announces expanded mycotoxin analyses

    Superior detection limits offered by advanced LC-MS technologies.EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce expanded mycotoxin analyses. Mycotoxins are toxins produced by fungi under various environmental conditions. These toxins have been shown to have a detrimental effect on humans and other animals. Moisture, temperature, substrate type, and interactions with other microbes can all affect ...


  • EMSL Analytical expands food allergen and mycotoxin testing capabilities

    An allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a substance. People and pets can be allergic to almost any substance. However, there are common allergens that a high percentage of allergy sufferers react to when exposed. According to published medical reports one out of every five Americans suffers from allergies. These range from mold, pet dander and pollen allergies to food allergies. According ...


  • Researchers develop GPC-LC-MS/MS method to screen for 31 mycotoxins in edible oil

    Pickering Laboratories today announced that researchers at the Munich Technical University and Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority have developed an innovative, comprehensive mycotoxin screening method based on the use of LCTech’s GPC ULTRA gel permeation chromatography instrument. Distributed by Pickering Laboratories in North America for sample cleanup prior to separation and detection, ...

  • Charm Sciences Announces Six WET® (Water Extraction Technology) Mycotoxin Tests

    A breakthrough Charm® technology, WET, has been expanded to include the following ROSA mycotoxin tests: aflatoxin (USDA GIPSA approved), vomitoxin (DON or deoxynivalenol), fumonisin, zearalenone, ochratoxin, and T-2/HT-2 toxin. For the first time, mycotoxins in grain and feed ...


  • VICAM`s Afla-V Lateral Flow Strip Test Receives USDA-GIPSA Certification

    Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced VICAM, A Waters Business, received USDA-GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) certification for its ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • LABComplEX Kiev, Ukraine

    October 18-20, 2016 | International exhibition for Analytics. Laboratory. Biotechnology. Hi-Tech Romer Labs will present its range of environmental friendly lateral flow devices for on-site testing of mycotoxins on this years’ LABComplEX. Practical demonstrations will be performed with the RAS mill, suitable for grinding of ...


    By Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH

  • VICAM’s Afla-V AQUA Strip Test Receives USDA-GIPSA Certification for the Quantitative Analysis of Aflatoxins

    Waters Corporation (WAT: NYSE) today announced VICAM®, a Waters® Business, received USDA-GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) certification for its  ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • VICAM Now Offers a Single Extraction Test for Aflatoxins and Fumonisins in Corn and Grain

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced VICAM, a Waters Business, now offers a single extraction method for the detection of aflatoxins and fumonisins in corn and grain. The ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • International Poultry Show and Seminar 2017

    10th International  Poultry  Show  and  Seminar  2017 in Bangladesh! Romer Labs will present its expertise in the detection of pathogenic found in poultry and mycotoxins in the food used for poultry farming. During a booth presentation and a seminar Romer Labs will be addressing the global prevalence of foodborne diseases and our ...


    By Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH

  • Recall of Honeycrisp Apple Cider due to Patulin Contamination

    Consumers are warned to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard’s Honeycrisp Apple Cider products with a use-by-date of February 9, 2012.   Patulin is a mycotoxin and produced by Penicillium, Aspergillus and Byssochylamys molds. It grows on a variety of foods, including fruit, grain, and cheese, but it is a particular threat in apple juice. While the immediate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fusarium Infections & IAQ Issues Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses Fusarium.   Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in soils and can be a cause of indoor air quality problems in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Winter Wheat Harvest Woes

    Wheat harvest season is well underway for many U.S. wheat growers. Some of the first soft-red wheat harvested by U.S. farmers in 2015 is the worst in at least 17 years, according to Bloomberg and other sources. This year’s heavy rainfalls  – up to three times ...


    By EnviroLogix Inc.

  • DNAble for Salmonella Receives AOAC Certification

    EnviroLogix is pleased to announce that its DNAble Detection Assay for Salmonella has been certified as a Performance Tested MethodSM(#041404) by the AOAC Research ...


    By EnviroLogix Inc.

  • Maize silage additive gets independent approval

    Livestock nutrition and forage preservation company, Volac, has had its recently-launched silage additive, Ecocool, approved by the German Agricultural Society, DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), for improving the aerobic stability of maize and wholecrop cereal silages. This prestigious approval, which is based on trials by three separate research institutes across Germany, gives ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

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