Aflatoxins in Brazil Nut Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size
FCMM4-NUT3

04492

Brazil Nut

100 g

Analytes

Aflatoxin B1, Aflatoxin B2, Aflatoxin G1, Aflatoxin G2, Aflatoxins (total), Ochratoxin A

Test Description

Due to the high levels of aflatoxins which can be found internationally in commercially available brazil nuts, Fapas includes this brazil nut based test material.  The test material is provided in a slurry format, which is a blend of both water and milled peanuts.

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.

Aflatoxins are specific mycotoxins caused by Aspergillus species of fungi. It is crucial for effective testing practices to be utilised to accurately identify this mycotoxin group from which to form mitigation and control strategies within an ever increasing global supply chain.

Fapas proficiency tests utilise real food matrices to provide direct comparisons to your routine testing ability, allowing you to highlight areas of improvement. This is all in an effort to safeguard your high quality testing activities across a range of testing environments and provide your customers with the credible results they require to meet strict regulations.

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