Aflatoxins B&G (Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, total)

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FC0100
£95.00
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Aflatoxins B&G (Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, total)
  • Method Used
    HPLC-fluorescence detection
  • Accreditation
    ISO 17025
  • Minimum Sample
    50g
  • Standard Turnaround
    10 working days

Fera Science Limited can analyse food or feed samples to measure levels of Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, and total. The methods used are fully compliant with EU contaminants legislation to allow you to assess your compliance with regulatory limits in place. Fera Science Limited acts as National Reference Laboratory for mycotoxins in food and feed under Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004

The method used is fully accredited to ISO17025 for food and feed samples and is based on an immunoaffinity column clean-up with HPLC-fluorescence detection. Matrix optimised extraction protocols coupled with highly specific clean-up protocols allow the analysis to respond optimally for challenging matrices so we can be sure the results produced are fit for purpose, accurate and precise.

Mycotoxins are a group of naturally occurring chemicals produced by a range of moulds. These moulds can grow on a range of crops and as they thrive in warm, humid conditions their presence can be used as an indicator of food quality from both field growth and storage conditions.

Aflatoxins are a subset of mycotoxins formed by fungi most commonly, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus.  It is important to control their presence within a range of foodstuffs and feed due to the potentially harmful effects on consumers and/or livestock, when consumed in significant quantities.

Regulatory limits for aflatoxins (aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 ) are laid down in multiple EU regulations/recommendations and their amendments. These are: Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 274/2012 of 27 March 2012; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 91/2013 of 31st January 2013; and Directive 2002/32/EC on undesirable substances in animal feed. FC24 is an essential source of up to date legislative requirements (www.fc24.eu).

Submitting your sample

When submitting your sample please include the food sample submission form to allow us to process your samples efficiently. Failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested.

Download the food sample submission form here.

Detail

Specification

Method Used

Immunoaffinity column clean-up with HPLC-fluorescence detection

Accreditation

Yes - ISO 17025

Minimum Sample Weight

50g

Turnaround Time

10 working days, 5 working day turnaround available upon request.

LOQ

All matrices except baby food, beer, herbal plant material: 0.2 µg/kg aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2; 0.8 µg/kg total aflatoxin

Baby food: 0.1 µg/kg aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2; 0.4 µg/kg total aflatoxin

Beer: 0.02 µg/L aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2; 0.08 µg/L total aflatoxin

Herbal plant material and extract: 0.3 µg/kg aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2; 1.2 µg/kg total aflatoxin to 0.8 µg/kg aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2; 3.2 µg/kg total aflatoxin (matrix dependent)

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