Multi-Mycotoxins in Durum Wheat Proficiency Test


Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Durum Wheat

100 g


Aflatoxin B1, Deoxynivalenol (DON), Zearalenone (ZON), Ochratoxin A, FB1, FB2, Total Fumonisins (sum FB1 & FB2), T-2, HT-2, Sum T-2 & HT-2

Test Description

Within this proficiency test your ability to test for a range of mycotoxins will be evaluated.

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.

Multi-Mycotoxin testing is required to provide high quality produce which is safe to consume. By targeting a large amount of mycotoxin analytes at a time, large cost savings benefits can be obtained. This is especially valuable with the current growing global supply chain trends where policing effective storage conditions can prove extremely difficult.

Durum wheat, a premium ingredient, contains a high content of protein and gluten and is used for making bread, pasta, biscuits and other products. Fapas proficiency testing is able to assess your testing ability to highlight potential unsafe levels of mycotoxins within specific foodstuffs and ingredients, such as durum wheat.

For human consumption tolerable daily intakes have been outlined for a range of mycotoxin variants. To accurately test to these legislative limits, it is important for laboratories to employ effective quality control processes, with proficiency testing playing a key role in benchmarking your testing quality across a range of analytes and matrices.

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