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26th June 2012  Content supplied by: Charm Sciences Inc.

3 Minute Quantitative Test for the Detection of Aflatoxin in Feed and Grain

Charm Sciences, Inc. announce that the ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test Kit, a quantitative lateral flow test, has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture´s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) for the detection of aflatoxin in feed and grain*.

Charm´s ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test Kit provides test results in 3 minutes. This test is GIPSA approved for over 20 commodities: Barley, Basmati Rice, Brewer´s Rice, Brown Rice, Corn, Corn Flour, Corn Germ Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Grits, Corn Meal, Corn Screenings, Corn/Soy Blend, DDG, DDGS, Hominy, Milled Rice, Millet, Oats, Popcorn, Rough Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat, and Wheat Flour.

The Charm® ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test is an immunreceptor assay utilizing ROSA (Rapid One-Step Assay) lateral flow technology. The diluted extract is applied to each test strip, incubated, and read on the ROSA-M Reader for quantitative results.

"The ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test is the most reproducible test kit for quantitative aflatoxin test results," said Dr. Mark Tess, Mycotoxin Product Manager. "This technology yields precise results in a simple and convenient lateral flow strip format."

The Charm® ROSA FAST family of quantitative mycotoxin test kits includes:

ROSA FAST5 DON Quantitative Test Kit - GIPSA approved commodities for Barley, Corn, DDGS, Malted Barley, Milled Rice, Oats, Rough Rice, Sorghum, Wheat, Wheat Bran, Wheat Flour and Wheat Midds.

ROSA FAST5 Fumonisin Quantitative Test Kit - Charm approved commodities for Barley, Corn, Flaking Corn Grits, Millet, Oats, Rough Rice, Sorghum, and Wheat.

*USDA/GIPSA, Certificate No. FGIS 2012-013 for corn and Certificate No. FGIS 2012-0131.1 for other commodities, declares that the quantitative aflatoxin test kit met the accuracy specifications for the listed commodities.


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Date Published: 26th June 2012

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