Mycotoxin Blog

Mar

01

2013

Five Minutes with Jim Cary—GEAPS Conference Review

This week's GEAPS International Technical Conference in Louisville, Kentucky brought with it countless opportunities to listen and learn—and learn we did. Jim Cary, VICAM's National Sales Manager, took a few minutes to highlight recent happenings in the grain world and the buzz around the coming crop year. ..

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Feb

22

2013

Time For Big Ideas & Great Learning Opportunities—GEAPS Exchange 2013

GEAPS If you're looking to bulk up on your knowledge of grain shipping, storage and safety, this weekend ushers in the best opportunity of the year. The 84th annual Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) begins this Saturday in historic Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The expo begins Sunday afternoon and boasts more than 500 exhibitors featuring grain operations professionals from finance, construction, seed, production, storage to laboratory equipment and service providers. ..

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Oct

29

2012

Six States Receive FDA Waiver to Allow Blending of Aflatoxin-Contaminated Corn

Aflatoxin-Contaminated CornThe FDA has approved six states to receive an exemption from 'no-blending' rules for aflatoxin contaminated corn, bringing some relief to the drought-ridden US corn belt. Iowa received the first approval on September 18, followed by Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Each state submitted a written request to FDA detailing their state's crop conditions, aflatoxin levels and relevant data supporting their need for the relaxed rules. Blending corn in order to minimize aflatoxin levels is normally forbidden. With US corn supplies at an 8-year low, blending will allow more of the available corn crop to be utilized as livestock feed and help to mitigate losses and restrain rising feed prices to producers. ..

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Jul

10

2012

Sampling

Sampling How a sample is chosen for mycotoxin analysis is a key factor in successful mycotoxin monitoring and management. In fact, the USDA-GIPSA reports that sampling contributes close to 90% of the error associated with aflatoxin testing. The remainder of error consists of sample preparation and detection methods. ..

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