In 2017 fumonisins reported a percentage increase of 8% in global occurrence of all key agricultural mycotoxins including aflatoxins, zearlenone, deoxynivalenol, T-2, ochratoxin A and fumonisins.

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In 2017 fumonisins reported a percentage increase of 8% in global occurrence of all key agricultural mycotoxins including aflatoxins, zearlenone, deoxynivalenol, T-2, ochratoxin A and fumonisins.

Even though fumonisins are typically found in warmer climates with heavy precipitation and high humidity, an increase in fumonisin levels has been found globally in North America, Asia Pacific, Argentina and Central Europe causing an unpredictable pattern of crop contamination for producers.

Fumonisins are produced by field infections of Fusarium proliferatum and fusarium verticilloides, are mainly found to contaminate corn and soybeans and are reported as being the second most common mycotoxin, the first being deoxynivalenol. For Fumonisins to develop, the crop must be exposed to fusarium ear rot, and if the environmental conditions are correct the fusarium fungus will release the fumonisin and contamination will develop on the crop or plant. It is not uncommon for a producer to have fusarium ear rot and not produce fumonisin as the weather conditions are not conducive for the mycotoxin to be produced.

While the occurrence of fumonisins are becoming increasingly hard to predict and prevent, the screening method available is simple and effective. Using Biochip Array Technology (BAT), Randox Food Diagnostics provide the world’s most comprehensive multiplex screening system to simultaneously detect up to 10 of the world’s most prevalent mycotoxins, including Fumonisins. BAT is a globally trusted screening method for mycotoxins and antibiotics in feed, offering simple sample preparations and fast results Biochip is currently unrivalled in the marketplace. 

For more information on mycotoxin testing with Biochip Array Technology contact info@randoxfooddiagnostics.com 

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