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There has been an increase in the last 12 months in the number of reports of mycotoxins in dried figs from Iran as well as the number of reports regarding groundnuts from Madagascar contaminated with aflatoxins, and is now at 6 x the annual average. This issue was first encountered by HorizonScan in 2014 when it was highlighted as an emerging issue.There has also been a number of recent alerts from Europe with Ochratoxin being detected in flatbreads, bread buns with seeds and crisp breads. Another emerging issue has been aflatoxins detected in dried chilli and curry powder from Sri Lanka (country of origin).

Our experts have extensive knowledge and expertise in the determination of a wide range of mycotoxins in foods and feeds. We undertake research, surveillance and commercial analysis of mycotoxins in food and animal feed using a variety of methods. mycotoxins, aflatoxins, ochratoxins, DON, fumonisins, patulin, trichothecenes, ZON, aflatoxins B, aflatoxins G, aflatoxins M1, trichothecenes
Fera's experts also collaborate extensively on mycotoxin projects within the UK and Europe. For recent alerts for UK Official Control Laboratories click here This data is supplied from HorizonScan - for a free trial of the system click here

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Aflatoxins B&G 0.2 µg/kg
Aflatoxins M1 (&M2) 0.01 µg/kg
DON 50 µg/kg
Fumonisins 40 µg/kg
Ochratoxin A 0.2 µg/kg
Patulin 5 µg/kg
Trichothecenes 50 µg/kg
ZON 10 µg/kg

Key Capabilities

  • UKAS accredited in all key regulated mycotoxins
  • Specialists in unusual matrices, method development and validation
  • Technical advice and support pre and post analysis
  • Fera is the National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins

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  • Various GC-MS and LC-MS screening tests
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  • Extensive range of experts & multiplex testing where possible

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  • Pesticide Residues
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