EuroProxima Total Aflatoxin
Art. No.: 5121AFT
EuroProxima Total Aflatoxin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for quantitative analysis of aflatoxin total in cereals (unprocessed), cereals (processed), nuts, feed, infant food, liver, red pepper, serum and brown rice.
Aflatoxins (Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2) are a group of structurally related, extremely toxic compounds produced by the moulds Aspergillus flavus, A. paraciticus and A.
nomius. These moulds occur on food, feed ingredients, derived from tropical and sub-tropical areas. The most pronounced contamination has been found in cereals,
rice, maize, soy, tree nuts and peanutsWithin the EU, maximum levels (MLs) for a number of mycotoxins have been set by Commission Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 (which has replaced earlier Regulations (EC) No 1525/98, 194/97 and 466/2001). Concerning the Aflatoxins, this Regulation has been amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 165/2010. In this amending Regulation, changes in the MLs were needed for alignment with Codex Alimentarius FAO/WHO standards, and new groups of foodstuffs (oilseeds and apricot kernels) are specified. The MLs for Aflatoxin B1 in most of the foodstuffs for direct human consumption vary from 2 to 12 µg/kg (ppb). However, for processed cereal-based foods, baby foods as well as for dietary foods for special medical purposes the ML for Aflatoxin B1 is set at 0.1 µg/kg (0.1 ppb).
|Test format||Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each).|
|Sample preparation||For mentioned matrices fast and efficient extraction methods are included in the kit description.|
|Incubation time||1 h 30 min|
|LOD (Detection Limit)||cereals (unprocessed) (0.3 μg/kg (ppb)), cereals (processed) (0.2 μg/kg), nuts (0.2 μg/kg), feed (0.4 μg/kg), infant food (0.016 μg/kg), liver (0.05 μg/kg), red pepper (1 μg/kg), serum (0.025 μg/kg), brown rice (0.2 μg/kg)|
Cereals (unprocessed), cereals (processed), nuts, feed, infant food, liver, red pepper, serum and brown rice.
Aflatoxin total in cereals (unprocessed), cereals (processed), nuts, feed, infant food, liver, red pepper, serum and brown rice.
|Evaluation||Microtiter plate spectrophotometer (450 nm)|