mycotoxins in wheat

testing kits for DON and alfatoxins



overview

  • QuickTox Flex quantifies mycotoxins in your samples
  • Rapid results and a simple, easy-to-use procedure
  • Temperature and humidity controlled tests
  • USDA/GIPSA and AOAC certification

 

The next generation in mycotoxin testing technology is the new QuickTox Flex product line. Using the QuickScan reader platform, QuickTox Flex mycotoxin tests utilize a simple, compact strip incubator to tightly control external variables such as temperature and humidity. The dual-action incubator heats or cools the sample to optimal assay conditions, which guarantees repeatable testing conditions. Repeatable, reliable results are key to trusting a mycotoxin testing method.

EnviroLogix’ mycotoxin test kits are designed to provide precise results on-site, eliminating the cost and delay of sending grain samples out for testing. Quantitative mycotoxin test results are obtained using the EnviroLogix QuickScan system. QuickScan is a quantification and traceability system that combines digital imaging technology with advanced mathematical processing. Using a standard PC computer platform, QuickScan provides rapid, objective and quantitative results for a variety of GMO and mycotoxin test kits.

 

Mycotoxins that contaminate wheat are aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZON), fumonisin, ochratoxin and T-2 toxin.

Wheat is the most widely-grown grain worldwide based on grain acreage, and the wheat harvest ranks third based on total production volume. In crop year 2015-2016, 737 million metric tons of wheat was produced around the world.
World wide, the major wheat producers include the European Union, China, India, Russia, Ukraine and the United States. Within the U.S., North Dakota, Kansas, and Montana produce the largest volume.

Mycotoxins cause serious financial impact on crops such as wheat and corn. According to The Food and Agriculture Organization, 25% of the world’s crops are affected by mycotoxins each year, with annual losses of around 1 billion metric tons of foods and food products. The economic losses stem from four main sources: 1) diseases that cause yield loss; 2) mycotoxin contamination that reduces crop value; 3) mycotoxin-related health problems that cause losses in animal productivity; and 4) human health costs. Not counting the health costs, reports estimate the financial losses at anywhere from $1-5 billion a year.

Mycotoxins can be particularly troublesome in wheat and other cereal grains because, once produced mycotoxins are chemically stable at high temperatures, meaning they can travel all the way through the food supply chain.

Fungal growth of mycotoxin production can change the chemical and physical properties of feed, as well as the nutrient content of grains. As grain is key to the nutritional growth of feedstock animals, the quality of grain makes a significant difference in the productivity and profit of feedstock. Farmers, animal producers, grain handlers, food processors and distributors all play an important role in monitoring grain quality. For grain testing in the lab and field, EnviroLogix offers grain testing kits that test for mycotoxins in wheat with certainty.

DON

 

QuickTox for QuickScan DON Flex

Detects: Deoxynivalenol residues

Results In: 2 minutes

Analyte class: Mycotoxins

Format: Lateral flow membrane strips (dipsticks), 50 strips/kit, sealed in a desiccated, reclosable plastic canister; also includes Dilution Buffer and reaction tubes

Matrix:

  • Corn, corn flour, DDGS, corn silage
  • Corn germ, corn gluten feed, corn gluten meal
  • Wheat, wheat bran, wheat midds, wheat ‘red dog,’ whole wheat flour, white wheat flour, wheat gluten
  • Barley, malted barley
  • Oats
  • Sorghum
  • Soybean meal
  • Milled rice, rough rice
  • Rye

Range of Quantification: Results with the QuickScan System are reported up to 8 ppm (up to 30 ppm with additional sample dilution)

Reagents: Dilution Buffer (provided)

Certifications & Approvals:

Catalog Number: AQ-304-BG

 

video on testing for DON in wheat:

 

alfatoxins

 

QuickTox for QuickScan Aflatoxin FREE

Detects: Aflatoxin residues

Results In: 4-7 minutes depending on matrix

Analyte class: Mycotoxins

Format: Lateral flow membrane strips (dipsticks), 50 strips/kit, sealed in a desiccated, reclosable plastic canister; also includes dilution buffer, biodegradable extraction buffer and reaction vials.

Matrix Groups: All these matrices can be tested using the same Aflatoxin FREE kit – only extractants and protocol steps vary.

  • Matrix Group 1: Corn, wheat and brown rice
  • Matrix Group 2: Corn germ, cottonseed (delinted), DDGS and rice bran
  • Matrix Group 3: Corn gluten meal, coconut meal (copra meal), corn silage, hominy feed
  • Matrix Group 4: Cottonseed meal
  • Matrix Group 5: Corn gluten feed
  • Matrix Group 6: Corn germ meal
  • Matrix Group 7: Rough rice, oats, sorghum
  • Matrix Group 8: Corn flour, soybean meal, barley
  • Matrix Group 9: Corn (high sensitivity, ethanol extraction)
  • Matrix Group 10: Peanut seed
  • Matrix Group 11: Whole peanut
  • Matrix Group 12: Peanut hull
  • Matrix Group 13: Black glutinous rice
  • Matrix Group 14: White glutinous rice
  • Matrix Group 15: White rice
  • Matrix Group 16: Rice hulls
  • Matrix Group 17: Peanut seed (high sensitivity)

Range of Quantification: Results with the QuickScan System are reported up to 100 ppb

Reagents:

  • MG1: Dilution Buffer, Biodegradable extraction powder (EB17, provided)
  • MG2, MG3, MG7, MG8, MG9, MG13, MG14, MG15, MG16: 50% ethanol (not included)
  • MG4: 50% acetonitrile (not included)
  • MG5: 84% acetonitrile (not included)
  • MG6, MG10, MG11, MG12, MG17: 80% ethanol (not included)

Certifications & Approvals:

Catalog Number: AQ-209-BG, AQ-209-BGV (volume packaged)

 

video on testing for alfatoxins in wheat

 

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