The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) has awarded a five year contract to Charm Sciences to monitor aflatoxins in grains.
GIPSA FGIS will utilize Charm’s ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (water-based) and ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (solvent-based).
The Charm ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test uses water extraction technology to extract aflatoxin from the sample without organic solvents. This lateral flow test takes five minutes and is GIPSA approved for 14 commodities. The ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test detects an additional 12 commodities.
“We are excited to be awarded this contract to support GIPSA’s aflatoxin testing program,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager at Charm Sciences. “The combination of these tests offers the ability to reduce solvent use as well as provide aflatoxin detection in 26 grain commodities.”
Charm Sciences is a provider of food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostics. Charm’s portfolio includes test kits and systems for antibiotics, mycotoxins, pesticides, alkaline phosphatase, pathogens, end product microbial assessment, allergen control, water quality and ATP hygiene.