To be certain that your products are safe for your customer and consumers you need to be confident that your cereals and processed grain products do not exceed the maximum regulatory levels for Deoxynivalenol.
Fera is the UK National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins and Plant Toxins in Food and Feed, if you would like to know more about the relevant regulations, please follow the link below:
The method used is fully accredited to ISO17025 for food and feed samples and is based on an immunoaffinity column clean-up with HPLC-UV 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.
Deoxynivalenol, also known as “Vomitoxin”, is a member of the trichothecenes mycotoxin group, which are known to cause significant and potentially harmful effects to consumers. The trichothecenes are a very large family of chemically related mycotoxins produced by varieties of Fusarium, common soil fungi, prevalent in temperate regions of America, Europe and Asia. These toxins have been shown to cause a variety of toxic effects in livestock and on occasion in humans.
Deoxynivalenol is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium fungi which are abundant cereal crops (wheat,maize, barley, oats, and rye) and processed grains (malt, beer and bread).
Deoxynivalenol is very stable both during storage/milling and the processing/cooking of food, and as it does not degrade at high temperatures, it has great potential to be present in food and feed chains.
Dexoynivalenol inhibits the synthesis of DNA and RNA and protein synthesis at the ribosomal level and an acute dose can induce vomiting in pigs although at lower concentrations it can reduce growth and feed consumption.
A 2 week free trial is available to test out FC24, if you are interested in this, please follow the link below:
Standard Turnaround Time
|10 working days|
LOD (limit of detection)
Copyright © 2019 Fera Science Limited (“Fera”). All rights reserved.
Registered Office: 30 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR. Registered in England & Wales, No 9413107. Fera is a joint venture company of Capita Plc, 30 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR. Registered in England and Wales No 02081330. VAT Registration ID: GB 618184140
For further information about how Fera uses any personal data collected from you, please see our Privacy Notice at www.fera.co.uk/privacy-policy.