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USDA/GIPSA approves Charm Sciences' aflatoxin quantitative test

Charm Sciences' Rosa Fast Aflatoxin Quantitative test kit, a 3 minute test to detect aflatoxin in feed and grain, has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).

The test kit provides test results in 3 minutes. This test is GIPSA approved for over 20 commodities: barley, basmati rice, brewer’s rice, brown rice, corn, corn flour, corn germ meal, corn gluten meal, corn grits, corn meal, corn screenings, corn/soy blend, DDG, DDGS, hominy, milled rice, millet, oats, popcorn, rough rice, rye, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, and wheat flour.
The Charm Rosa Fast Aflatoxin Quantitative test is an immunreceptor assay utilizing Rosa (Rapid One-Step Assay) lateral flow technology. The diluted extract is applied to each test strip, incubated, and read on the Rosa-M Reader for quantitative results.
“The Rosa Fast Aflatoxin Quantitative Test is the most reproducible test kit for quantitative aflatoxin test results,” said Dr. Mark Tess, Mycotoxin Product Manager. “This technology yields precise results in a simple and convenient lateral flow strip format.”
The Charm Rosa Fast family of quantitative mycotoxin test kits includes:
Rosa Fast5 Don Quantitative Test Kit - GIPSA approved commodities for barley, corn, DDGS, malted barley, milled rice, oats, rough rice, sorghum, wheat, wheat bran, wheat flour and wheat midds.
Rosa Fast5 Fumonisin Quantitative Test Kit - Charm approved commodities for barley, corn, flaking corn grits, millet, oats, rough rice, sorghum, and wheat.
For more information on the ROSA FAST family of mycotoxin tests, click here

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