Is your product toxicologically safe?

Is your product in compliance with all legal requirements?

Mycotoxins are poisonous chemical compounds produced by certain fungi.  The effects of some food-borne mycotoxins are long term chronic or cumulative effects on health, including the induction of cancers and immune deficiency.

Out of the approximately 400 known species of mycotoxins, which belong to very different chemical compound classes, about 25 are counted as being relevant, due to their frequency in occurrence and their concentration.  As the global leader for mycotoxin testing, we offer to examine a large number of mycotoxins in a great variety of food and feed.

Food Products for Mycotoxin Testing

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  1. Crops (amongst others corn, wheat, rye, barley)
  2. Cereals
  3. Bread and cookies
  4. Dried fruits
  5. Nuts, kernels and flours
  6. Herbs and spices
  7. Milk and dairy products
  8. Coffee, cocoa
  9. Beverages (e.g. beer, wine)
  10. Baby foodmycotoxin testing
  11. Meat and meat products
  12. Egg and poultry products
  13. Oils and fats
  14. Convenience food
  15. Basmati rice and other varieties
  16. Confectionery
  17. Dietary food
  18. Food additives
  19. Fruits and vegetables
  20. Grains and cereal productsmycotoxin testing
  21. Tea, herbal tea, fruit tea
  22. Bird & animal feed

Specific Analytes Covered under Mycotoxin Testing

  • aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2, Total & M1)
  • ochratoxin A
  • fusarium toxins (deoxynivalenol, zearalenone and fumonisins B1 and B2)
  • patulin

Packages for Exports for Testing of Aflatoxin Residues in Peanut and Peanut Products

  1. Analysis as per Commission Regulation (EC) No. 178/2010 of 2 March 2010 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No. 401/2006 of 23 February 2006
  2. Analysis as per Commission Regulation (EC) No. 152/2009 of 27 January 2009.
  3. Analysis as per Feeding Stuffs (England) UK, Regulations 2010, statutory instrument 2010 No.2280, feed procedure and testing of feed (sampling & analysis)
  4. Analysis as per the method of sampling and analysis based on Codex guidelines.

Analytical Technologies

AES offers state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for analytical testing. Mycotoxin testing is demanding due to the heterogeneous distribution within the sample and the presence of mycotoxins in trace amounts. Our equipment encompasses various homogenizing devices for sample preparation for large sample sizes.

We are able to ensure the necessary detection of mycotoxins in trace amounts, thanks to a high number of specific and partly selective extraction and purification methods (such as Immunoaffinity Chromatography) and selective measuring and detection technologies (such as HPLC with Fluorescence detection and LC-MS/MS). As much of our analytical process is automated, we  offer short turnaround times to give you a quick assessment of your raw materials and finished products.