New product: Afla M1-V test strips
Posted on June 30, 2014 by biocheckuk.
The capabilities for rapid onsite detection of mycotoxins have just got even better. Bio-Check is launching Vicam’s new quantitative lateral flow test for Aflatoxin M1 , called Afla M1-V™ , expanding its Vertu™ range (Total aflatoxin, fumonisins, DON). Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is a hepatocarcinogen found in milk of animals that have consumed feeds contaminated with aflatoxin B1. Such levels may be higher in winter months due to the increased dependency on feeds. AFM1 is resistant to thermal inactivation, pasteurization, autoclaving and will remain in yoghurt, cheese, cream, milk powder, or butter if the milk is contaminated. Global regulatory limits for AFM1 in milk and other dairy products range from 0.5 parts per billion (ppb) in the US to as low as 0.05 ppb for the EU, with even lower limits for food intended for children due to their increased susceptibility. The new Afla M1-V™ test takes just 12 minutes to screen samples to a detection limit of 25ppt and quantify levels up to 0.75ppb. The test therefore is suitable for use in many countries to ensure legal compliance. It’s simple and safe to perform onsite, requiring minimal expertise and no toxins to calibrate the system. All results can be downloaded and manipulated for real-time decision making as well as for trending later. These benefits are already being appreciated by existing users of the Vertu™ system for onsite mycotoxin control. Read more