Mycotoxin Tests

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by moulds.

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by moulds. They can have serious acute and chronic effects on the health of humans as well as animals. Mycotoxin analysis of food and feed is therefore necessary and often required by legislation.

Deoxynivalenol (DON) and Zearalenone (ZON) are the most common in agriculture and a certificate to prove acceptable levels is required for all milling wheat before it can be accepted at a mill.

Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin are storage toxins produced by storing product at a high moisture or in a humid atmosphere.

Aflatoxins are highly toxic even in low concentrations, so all food products have a maximum allowed level of 4.0ppb.

Ochratoxin is predominantly found in grains, nuts, legumes, coffee, spices and dried fruit, if the food is not dried sufficiently prior to storage.

Fumonisin is primarily found in maize and can be harmful to animal health if used in feedstuffs.

All testing is carried out in our TASCC accredited laboratory, and we are also a Licensed Seed Testing Station for certified seed. Click here to view the full range of testing and analysis options we have available.

If you would like further details on our microtoxin tests, or to discuss your testing requirements then please do get in touch on 01223 834100 or

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