Mycotoxins in Malting Barley Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size
FCME1-CCP75

22207

Malting Barley

55 g

Analytes

Ergocornine, Ergocristine, Ergocryptine, Ergometrine, Ergosine, Ergotamine, Total Ergot Alkaloids

Comments

Contamination with two or more of the 6 main compounds and 6 epimers.

Test Description

Within this proficiency test your ability to test malting barley contaminated with ergot alkaloids will be evaluated. Two or more of the 6 ergots and 6 epimers will be included.

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi on agricultural commodities in the field or during storage.  It is estimated at 25% of the world's food crops are affected, resulting in large commercial losses. Mycotoxins can cause serious health problems (including some being suspected carcinogens) and so are tightly regulated across the world. Mycotoxin contamination is the largest cause of rapid alerts raised against imported food products.  Fapas has introduced multi-mycotoxin proficiency tests as well as those for emerging mycotoxins.

Proficiency tests are useful for maintaining high quality across a range of testing environments. Through the use of real food matrices your proficiency test results are immediately comparable to your routine testing activities, allowing you to highlight areas of improvement across your testing practices quickly and effectively. This ensures your end results are credible, and repeatable across a range of testing environments.

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