Fumonisins (FB1, FB2 and FB3)

SKU
FC0400
£140.00
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Fumonisins (FB1, FB2 and FB3)
  • Method Used
    LC-MS/MS
  • Accreditation
    Yes
  • Minimum Sample
    50g
  • Standard Turnaround
    10 working days

Are you confident that the potential levels of Fumonisins of your supply chain are within the legislative levels? Fera Science Limited can analyse maize based food or feed samples to measure levels of fumonisins (FB1, FB2 and FB3). 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 maize based food and feed samples and uses an immunoaffinity column clean-up with LCMSMS detection. Matrix optimised extraction protocols coupled with highly specific clean-up protocols and detection techniques allow the analysis to respond optimally for challenging matrices so we can be sure the results produced are fit for purpose, accurate and precise.

Regulatory limits for FB1 and FB2 are laid down in multiple EU regulations/recommendations and their amendments. Fumonisins are a group of naturally occurring chemicals, called mycotoxins, that are produced by moulds. Fumonisins are metabolites of Fusarium moniliforme, a fungus which grows specifically on corn and have been found to naturally contaminate maize and maize based foods worldwide. Fumonisins are stable during most types of processing e.g. dry milling, which can lead to the distribution of fumonisins into the bran, germ and flour. In animals the toxic effect of fumonisins varies significantly from species to species hence the importance of testing.

Regulatory limits for FB1 and FB2 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; and Commission Recommendation 2006/576/EC on the presence of deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, ochratoxin A, T-2 and HT-2 and fumonisins in products intended for animal feeding. 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 LCMSMS detection

Accreditation

Yes ISO 17025

Sample Information

50g minimum, maximum 20,000g

Turnaround Time

10 working days standard, 5 working day rapid

LOQ

Fumonisin FB1: 40 µg/kg , Fumonisin FB2: 20 µg/kg , Fumonisin FB3: 20 µg/kg , Total: 80 µg/kg

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