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Background on Food Mycotoxin

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by molds in the food they contaminate, capable of causing biochemical, physiological and pathological changes in many species. Harmful effects of mycotoxins observed in humans and animals include carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, immune toxicity, neurotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, indigestion and so forth. These substances can be found in a variety of very important agricultural and food products, the control of the prevalence of mycotoxins is an issue of essence for human and animal health preservation.

Mycotoxin Test Kits

Food mycotoxins test kits are common tools for detecting mycotoxins (aspergillus aflatoxin, versicolor, ochratoxin, zealenone, patulin, trichothecenes, fumonisins, fumonisin, 3-nitropropionic acid, island penicillin, and Huang Tianjing) in food, as well as important means to ensure food safety. Food mycotoxins test kits can be divided into the following categories:

  • Detection of mycotoxins in grains and their products.
  • Detection of mycotoxins in nuts, preserved fruits, coffee, cocoa powder, spices, oil seeds, dried peas, soybeans, fruits and wine.

Common mycotoxins in food. Fig.1 Common mycotoxins in food.

Advantages of Our Mycotoxin Test Kits

  • A variety of food mycotoxins detection technologies (biochips, biosensors, colloidal gold technology, ELISA and immuno-fluorescence etc.) were adopted to develop test kits.
  • It can operate multiple kits to measure multiple components at the same time, short measuring period and high measuring sensitivity.
  • Food mycotoxin test kits include 9+ categories of food (moldy milk and dairy products, peanuts, grains, nuts and rice, animal offal, animal feed, fruits, edible oil, condiments etc.) and 7+ categories of mycotoxin (fusarium, aspergillus, penicillium, cladosporium, claviceps, alternaria and helminthosporium etc.).
  • The kits contents are safe and equipped with detailed product instructions, which is simple, fast and convenient to operate.

Factors of relevance for mycotoxin nascence in food and feed. Fig.2 Factors of relevance for mycotoxin nascence in food and feed. (Pleadin J et al., 2019).

CD BioSciences provides a wide range of mycotoxin test kits including fusarium, aspergillus, penicillium, cladosporium, claviceps, alternaria and helminthosporium in food. We are committed to producing fast, efficient, safe and inexpensive food mycotoxin test kits to meet your requirements. If you are interested in our products, welcome to contact us for products quotations and more detailed information.

Reference

  • 1. Pleadin J, Frece J, Markov K. (2019) Mycotoxins in food and feed. Adv Food Nutr Res. 89: 297-345.
  • It should be noted that our products are for research purposes only. Not suitable for any clinical use.

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