ROSA (Rapid One Step Assay) Aflatoxin Test Approved for 16 Commodities

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Charm Sciences ROSA® Aflatoxin (Quantitative) test has received approval for screening 16 commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). This sets a new industry benchmark. No other test method has ever received approval for such a comprehensive list of commodities.

Charm Sciences ROSA® Aflatoxin (Quantitative) test has received approval for screening 16 commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). This sets a new industry benchmark. No other test method has ever received approval for such a comprehensive list of commodities.

An official Certificate of Conformance from USDA/GIPSA (Certificate No. FGIS 2005-101.1 Addendum) declares that the test "kit met the accuracy specifications for the listed commodities spiked at 5 and 20 ppb. The 3 ppb limit of detection was also met for all listed commodities."

The commodities referenced are:

  • Corn
  • Corn Flour
  • Corn Germ Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Corn Meal
  • Corn Screenings
  • Corn Soy Blend
  • Cracked Corn
  • Distillers Dried Grains
  • Flaking Corn Grits
  • Milled Rice
  • Popcorn
  • Rough Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Soybeans
  • Wheat

Charm’s ROSA (Rapid One Step Assay) aflatoxin test procedure includes a sample extraction and 10 minute incubation. A test strip is then inserted into a digital ROSA-M strip reader. Quantitative results are displayed and recorded on the reader (with automatic printing and download options). A minimal amount of equipment is required.

No other test kit offers the speed, simplicity, accuracy and diversity of test commodities. Additional aflatoxin test kits are available for:

Nuts

  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Cashews
  • Pine Nuts

Spices

  • Paprika
  • Curry
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Red Pepper

Methods to detect the presence of other mycotoxins such as ochratoxin, zearalenone and vomitoxin (DON) are in development.

About Charm Sciences

Charm Sciences, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of food safety monitoring tests and equipment was founded in 1978. The Company continually develops innovative, reliable testing methods. Charm Sciences corporate offices are in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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