Aflatoxin, a toxin from a naturally occurring mold, is a Group 1 carcinogen proven to cause cancer in humans. The United States federal government action level for aflatoxin in food for human consumption or in dairy cowfeed is 20 ppb. For milk for human consumption the level is 0.5 ppb. Levels up to 300 ppb are allowed in certain circumstances for nondairy animal feed. The European Union’s aflatoxin regulations for groundnuts, tree nuts, dried fruit, spices, and cereals include limits as low as 4 ppb total aflatoxins and 2 ppb for aflatoxin B1. Some EU member states have also separately established their own maximum limits on aflatoxins.
Afla-V strip tests utilize the proven sensitivity and selectivity of VICAM’s monoclonal antibodies to accurately detect and measure total aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 at levels as low as 2 ppb and as high as 100 ppb. The single dilution sample preparation procedure saves time and materials, and the test takes 5 minutes* to develop. Digital readings are clearly displayed on the screen of the Vertu Lateral Flow Reader, eliminating any guesswork about the results.
Afla-V AQUA Strip Tests utilize the proven sensitivity and selectivity of VICAM's monoclonal antibodies to accurately detect and measure total aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) at levels as low as 2.5 ppb and as high as 50 ppb. Afla-V AQUA eliminates the need for hazardous solvents using a water-based, dilution-free extraction procedure that develops in just 5 minutes. Results are displayed on the digital screen and may also be printed or transferred to Excel for storage and use as a vital quality assurance tool.
Aflatoxin M1 is the metabolic byproduct created when a cow ingests feed that contains aflatoxin B1. Aflatoxin M1 is a Group 2B (probable) carcinogen according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). VICAM’s Afla M1-V quantitative strip tests answer one of today’s toughest food safety challenges with a new, userfriendly lateral flow strip test for aflatoxin M1 in dairy products—providing precise results in just minutes.
Using monoclonal antibody-based affinity chromatography, Afla B is a quantitative method that can isolate aflatoxins B1 and B2 from feeds, food, grains, and nuts via fluorometric or HPLC detection. Afla B is sensitive, simple, and fast, enabling quick tests for parts per billion or parts per trillion levels. Afla B can be used in a wide variety of locations from the local farm elevator to food QC and safety laboratories.
Aflatoxin levels in grain, food and feed are subject to strict regulations in more than 60 countries. AflaCheck is a qualitative one-step test kit for the detection of aflatoxin. AflaCheck uses highly specific reactions between antibodies and aflatoxin to detect aflatoxin in a variety of samples. The test strips can be used to detect the presence of aflatoxin at two different cutoff levels depending on the protocol followed.
Strict global regulatory limits govern how much aflatoxin M1 may be present in dairy products. Using monoclonal antibody-based affinity chromatography, Afla M1 FL+ is a quantitative method for the fluorometer based detection of aflatoxin M1 in milk at parts per trillion (ppt) levels. Afla M1 FL+ can be performed rapidly, requires no special skills and is useful for both the milk processing QC and government testing laboratory.
Strict global regulatory limits govern how much aflatoxin M1 may be present in dairy products. Using monoclonal antibody based affinity chromatography, Afla M1 HPLC is an HPLC only test for the detection of aflatoxin M1 using immunoaffinity columns. An ideal cleanup step for any HPLC, Afla M1 HPLC delivers the results dairies need using a fast-flow column that delivers 75% to 95% recovery depending on the sample.
AflaOchra HPLC is the only test that employs a single column to produce precise numerical results for both ochratoxin A and the aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 in a variety of commodities. AflaOchra HPLC is safe and simple. It can be performed in less than 30 minutes (excluding sample preparations and extraction) and requires only basic HPLC skills.
AflaTest is a quantitative method for the detection of aflatoxin in many commodities. VICAM’s advanced biotechnology permits the measurement of aflatoxins (including AFB1, AFB2, AFG1, AFG2 and AFM1). The AflaTest mycotoxin testing system can be used in a wide variety of locations from the local farm elevator to food processing quality control laboratories to government testing laboratories.
AflaTest WB is an HPLC-only test for the detection of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1 using wide bore immunoaffinity columns. With a total volume of 3 mL, AflaTest WB allows for a faster flow rate preferred by many laboratories and is the ideal cleanup step for any HPLC. AflaTest WB can be used in a wide variety of locations from the farm elevator to food QC and safety laboratories.
AflaTest WB SR is a quantitative method that uses immunoaffinity chromatography to selectively isolate aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1 for HPLC analysis. The SR test kit’s fast-flow widebore columns are specially designed to maximize aflatoxin G2 recovery and accelerate sample throughput. AflaTest WB SR can be used in a wide variety of locations from the farm elevator to food QC and safety laboratories.
AOZ HPLC is a quantitative method for the simultaneous detection of aflatoxin, ochratoxin A (OTA) and zearalenone (ZEA) in several commodities. AOZ HPLC immunoaffinity columns simultaneously isolate aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2; OTA; and ZEA. Using LC or LC-MS/MS for detection, this test produces precise numerical results in micrograms per kilogram (μg/kg) or parts per billion (ppb).