Ochratoxin

Reliable tests for the detection of ochratoxin in food

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Ochratoxin

The mycotoxin Ochratoxin A (also known as “OTA”) is formed by the mold fungi of the Aspergillus and Penicillium species.

The mold toxin is extremely harmful to the health of humans and animals. In addition to the pronounced nephrotoxicity, ochratoxin A also have hepatotoxic, teratogenic, carcinogenic and immunosuppressive characteristics.

It is predominantly found in grains, nuts, legumes, coffee, spices and dried fruit, if the food was not dried sufficiently prior to storage. However, it does not only contaminate food of plant origin. Food of animal origin can also be harmful to the health of humans. The toxin can accumulate in the organs of the animals that are fed with contaminated feed and thus, lead to substantial economic losses in terms of livestock. Ochratoxin A was already detected in pigs’ blood and kidneys as well as human blood and breast milk. In humans, ochratoxin A is assumed to be the reason for the so-called Danubian endemic familial nephropathy, which occurs in regions around the world where high concentrations of ochratoxin can be found in grains and cereals.

Ochratoxin limit values are available for a broad range of food. Furthermore, a limit value of 30 μg/kg was specified for pepper products (including chili powder, cayenne pepper and paprika seasoning) by 12/31/2014, which was then reduced to 15 μg/kg.

The R-Biopharm Group has been working on the research and production of mycotoxin test kits for more than 20 years and has already developed numerous test formats for the different requirements of the food industry. RIDASCREEN® ELISA tests and the OCHRACARD® screening cards are available for the screening and quantification of ochratoxin A in different samples. Immunoaffinity columns such as OCHRAPREP® are used in conjunction with HPLC in order to purify complex and strongly-colored food samples, including spices. In doing so, the respective mycotoxin is concentrated in order to achieve highly-sensitive and exact test results.

Product portfolio

ProductDescriptionNo. of tests/amountArt. No.
OCHRACARD

A qualitative screening card for detection of ochratoxin A at various levels in food and feed commodities.

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10 cards containing 20 tests and controls RBRP48
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RIDASCREEN® Ochratoxin A 30/15

RIDASCREEN® Ochratoxin A 30/15 is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of ochratoxin A in corn, wheat, barley, rye, rice and feed.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). R1312
RIDASCREEN®FAST Ochratoxin A

RIDASCREEN®FAST Ochratoxin A is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of ochratoxin A in corn, wheat, barley, oats (grains) and feed.

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Microtiter plate with 48 wells (6 strips with 8 wells each) R5402
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IMMUNOPREP® ONLINE OCHRATOXIN

Online immunoaffinity cartridges used in conjunction with the RIDA®CREST handling system for the automated clean-up and analysis of ochratoxin A prior to HPLC or LC-MS/MS.

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RBRP901/48: 48 cartridges,
RBRP901: 96 cartridges
RBRP901 / RBRP901/48
OCHRAPREP®

Immunoaffinity columns for use in conjunction with HPLC or LC-MS/MS for detection of ochratoxin A in a wide range of commodities.

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10 columns (3 ml format) (RBRP14),
50 columns (3 ml format) (RBRP14B)
RBRP14 / RBRP14B
RIDA® Ochratoxin A column

RIDA® Ochratoxin A column are immunoaffinity columns for sample clean up prior to analysis of Ochratoxin A in food and feed.

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10 immunoaffinity columns R1303
AFLAOCHRA PREP®

Multi-mycotoxin immunoaffinity columns for simultaneous detection of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and ochratoxin A in a wide range of commodities in conjunction with HPLC or LC-MS/MS.

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RBRP89: 10 immunoaffinity columns
(1 ml format),
RBRP89B: 50 immunoaffinity columns
(1 ml format)
RBRP89 / RBRP89B
AO ZON PREP®

Multi-mycotoxin immunoaffinity columns for simultaneous detection of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, ochratoxin A and zearalenone in a wide range of commodities in conjunction with HPLC or LC-MS/MS.

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RBRP112: 10 immunoaffinity columns
(3 ml format),
RBRP112B: 50 immunoaffinity columns
(3 ml format)
RBRP112 / RBRP112B
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