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Precise, On-Site Aflatoxin Results for Animal Feeds and Pet Food

Date of publication : 4/4/2022
Company : VICAM
Source : Vicam Waters

 

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VICAM’s Afla-V™ ONE answers one of today’s toughest animal feed safety challenges with a simple, full range aflatoxin test that delivers quantitative results in just minutes for complete animal feeds and pet foods. Aflatoxin is the toxic byproduct of several mold species which are natural inhabitants of soil. Classified as a Group I carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 & G2) present serious risks to human and animal health.

The consumption of contaminated feeds - even at very low concentrations - can result in reduced feed intake, immune suppression, reduced milk production in dairy cattle, and severe losses in growth and feed efficiency for most animal species. To safeguard livestock health and production, more than 100 countries currently enforce strict regulatory limits for aflatoxins in cereal grains, feedstuffs and complete feeds.

Afla-V ONE is the first lateral flow strip test method of its kind, able to accurately quantify total aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 & G2) in finished feeds using one method for both feed and pet food samples. A simple barcode calibrates the Vertu TOUCH reader, eliminating the risks and cost associated with toxin-dependent calibration. Afla-V ONE also eliminates the need for sample batching, delivering on-time data for product quality and safety management when and where it can provide the best value. For unmatched speed, safety and economy, Afla-V ONE is the new standard in aflatoxin testing for finished feeds and pet foods.

Benefits

  • Safe – Eliminates toxic calibration chemicals
  • Value – No hidden costs or sample batching required
  • Fast screening – Actionable results in 5 minutes*
  • Sensitive – Limits of detection as low as 2 ppb
  • Wide range – 0 to 300 ppb†
  • Convenient – Easily performed onsite or in the lab
  • Accurate – Results equivalent to HPLC methods
  • Durable – Long shelf life


*compared with traditional rapid and laboratory methods
**after extraction † Using high range procedure
This procedure has been validated for a wide range of finished feeds, including pet food

HERE’S HOW SIMPLE AFLA-V ONE IS TO USE:

  • Weigh sample
  • Add Extraction Solution
  • Blend
  • Transfer sample to test vial containing diluent
  • Mix well, transfer 100 μL to Afla-V test strip
  • Incubate the Test Strip for 5 minutes
  • Insert the test strip into Vertu TOUCH Reader
  • Read results
 
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