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2nd June 2015 Content supplied by: Charm Sciences Inc.
Charm Sciences Wins 5yr USDA-GIPSA (FGIS) Contract for Aflatoxin Tests
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has awarded a five year contract to Charm Sciences to monitor aflatoxin in grains utilizing Charm’s ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (water-based) and ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (solvent-based).
The Charm ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test uses Water Extraction Technology to extract aflatoxin from the sample without organic solvents. This lateral flow test takes five minutes and is GIPSA approved for 14 commodities. The ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test detects an additional 12 commodities.
“We are excited to be awarded this contract to support GIPSA’s aflatoxin testing program,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager at Charm Sciences. “The combination of these tests offers the ability to reduce solvent use as well as provide aflatoxin detection in 26 grain commodities.”
Date Published: 2nd June 2015
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