Approximately 25% of the worlds crops are effected each year by mycotoxins causing economic consequences for farmers globally.

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Mycotoxins are extremely toxic chemical substances produced by specific fungi growing naturally in many agricultural crops but more commonly in cereals including: maize, wheat, barley, rye and most oilseeds in the field after harvest, during storage and later when processed into food and animal feed concentrates. The consumption of foodstuffs contaminated with mycotoxins can cause adverse health effects in livestock and humans with the symptoms known as mycotoxicoses. Some mycotoxins will be more prevalent in certain crops globally depending on regionality and climate.

Approximately 25% of the worlds crops are effected each year by mycotoxins causing economic consequences for farmers globally.

In order to help the industry Randox Food Diagnostics developed the Evidence Investigator analyser. The Evidence Investigator uses Biochip Array Technology (BAT), a technology that was developed by Randox, to detect multiple residues (up to 44) from a single sample. Within farmed crops Randox Food Diagnostics provide mycotoxin testing for different matrices such as: maize silage, maize, Barley, grass seed, rice, wheat, oats, soya, DDGS, rapeseed as well as livestock and pet foods including premixed feed.

Randox Food Diagnostics offer a mycotoxin screening array on Biochip called Myco 10 which can detect 10 mycotoxins per sample including aflatoxins G1/G2 & B1/B2, ergot alkaloids, fumonisins, paxilline, ochratoxin A, diacetoxyscirpenol, deoxynivalenol (DON), T2 toxin & zeralenone. Also offered is a range of ELISA test kits including ergot alkaloids.

 Randox Food Diagnostics is a regular participant in the FAPAS proficiency testing scheme which provides an independent check of a laboratory’s procedures to ensure the delivery of quality results. To read our study on: Biochip Array Technology for the reliable performance of multi-mycotoxin determination in animal feed materials” click here: http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com/docs/default-source/randox-fd/posters/bat-mycotoxins-in-animal-feed-materials.pdf?sfvrsn=4

For more information on our arrays for mycotoxins please visit the website: http://www.randoxfood.com/matrices/mycotoxins or contact us via email at: info@randoxfooddiagnostics.com

RFD Press office

Randox Food Diagnostics digital press officer

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