Mycotoxins

If you are involved in the Food or Feed Industries you need to know that mycotoxins are amongst the most toxic compounds that can occur in foods. In terms of implications for human health and the economy, they are by far the most important contaminants of the food chain.

Mycotoxins are produced by fungi infecting agricultural crops during growth, drying and storage and have become the focus of regulatory concerns throughout the world.

As such you need to formulate a strategy that establishes the risks for your products and incorporates an appropriate testing regime. Premier Analytical’s complete mycotoxin service can do this for you.

Mycotoxins Testing
Mycotoxins Testing

Premier Analytical Services is one of the leading food testing centres in Europe, providing routine and research analytical services in the areas of food characterisation, authenticity and safety.

A dedicated team, utilising dedicated facilities, provides our Mycotoxin Service. Our unique experience and expertise has resulted in a scope of UKAS accreditation that covers 40 mycotoxins validated in an extensive range of sample matrices. This means you only need to consult one service provider and guarantees you accuracy and precision, thereby providing you with confidence in results you can trust. A necessity in an increasingly regulated area

Mycotoxins

UKAS Accredited

Limit of Quantification

µg/Kg (ppb)

Aflatoxins
Aflatoxins B1 B2 G1 G2

Yes

0.1 each

Aflatoxin M1

Yes

0.01

Citrinin
Citrinin

Yes

0.2

Ergot alkaloids suite
Includes the following 12 Ergot alkaloids:
1) Ergotamine

Yes

2

2) Ergotaminine

Yes

2

3) Ergocornine

Yes

2

4) Ergocorninine

Yes

2

5) Ergocristine

Yes

2

6) Ergocristinine

Yes

2

7) Ergocryptine

Yes

2

8) Ergocryptinine

Yes

2

9) Ergosine

Yes

2

10) Ergosinine

Yes

2

11) Ergometrine

Yes

2

12) Ergometrinine

Yes

2

Fumonisins
Fumonisin (Fum) B1 B2 B3

Yes

10 each

Moniliformin
Moniliformin (MON)

Yes

10

Ochratoxin A
Ochratoxin A (OTA)

Yes

0.1

Patulin
Patulin

Yes

3

Sterigmatocystin
Sterigmatocystin (SMC)

Yes

3

Trichothecenes suite (Trics)
Includes the following 9 Trichothescenes:
1) 3 Acetyldeoxynivalenol (3 AcDON)

Yes

10

2) 15 Acetyldeoxynivalenol (15 AcDON)

Yes

10

3) Deoxynivalenol (DON or Vomitoxin)

Yes

10

4) Diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS)

Yes

10

5) Fusarenone X (Fus X)

Yes

10

6) HT2 Toxin (HT2)

Yes

10

7) Neosolaniol (NEO)

Yes

10

8) Nivalenol (NIV)

Yes

10

9) T2 Toxin (T2)

Yes

10

Zearalenone
Zearalenone (ZEA, ZON, F2)

Yes

3

Cyclopiazonic acid
Cyclopiazonic acid (CPA)

Yes

10

Alternaria toxins
Alternaria toxins (AOH, AME)

Yes

10

Plant Toxins

UKAS Accredited

Limit of Quantification

µg/Kg (ppb)

Glycoalkaloids
Glycoalkaloids

Yes

10

Bacterial Toxins

UKAS Accredited

Limit of Quantification

µg/Kg (ppb)

Bacillius Cereus toxin
Cereulide

No

5

Complete Mycotoxin Service

Advice with Rationale
You will be able to pursue the most appropriate course of action after you consult our mycotoxin experts for risk assessment, based on your raw materials and processes. They will provide you with recommendations regarding sampling, sampling frequency and testing regimes.

Sample Preparation
If necessary our large-scale sample handling facilities will ensure the statistically representative sample preparation required for regulatory compliance.

Sample Extraction and Clean-Up
We are expert at achieving a full quantitative extraction. Extraction and clean-up procedures have been validated with naturally contaminated materials. Both are critical contributors to the accuracy of the final result. To provide confidence in every result spiked samples are used to demonstrate that strict method performance criteria are met by every test.

Mycotoxins Testing
Mycotoxins Testing

End Determination Techniques
Based on the extremely toxic nature of mycotoxins the regulatory and industry guideline limits have been established at very low levels, typically low parts per billion. The appropriate end determination technique for each mycotoxin is therefore selected using our experience and expertise in order to provide the sensitivity required to meet regulatory and guideline limits.

Interpretation of Results
Premier Analytical’s Complete Mycotoxin Service provides not just results but interpretation as well, thus enabling you to take appropriate actions.

Quality Assurance
Exemplary performance in collaborative (EU and UK) and proficiency testing schemes e.g. FAPAS, demonstrates the accuracy of our results.

If you are involved in the Food or Feed Industries you need to know that mycotoxins are amongst the most toxic compounds that can occur in foods. In terms of implications for human health and the economy, they are by far the most important contaminants of the food chain.

Mycotoxins are produced by fungi infecting agricultural crops during growth, drying and storage and have become the focus of regulatory concerns throughout the world.

As such you need to formulate a strategy that establishes the risks for your products and incorporates an appropriate testing regime. Premier Analytical’s complete mycotoxin service can do this for you.

Mycotoxins Testing

Premier Analytical Services is one of the leading food testing centres in Europe, providing routine and research analytical services in the areas of food characterisation, authenticity and safety.

A dedicated team, utilising dedicated facilities, provides our Mycotoxin Service. Our unique experience and expertise has resulted in a scope of UKAS accreditation that covers 40 mycotoxins validated in an extensive range of sample matrices. This means you only need to consult one service provider and guarantees you accuracy and precision, thereby providing you with confidence in results you can trust. A necessity in an increasingly regulated area

Mycotoxins Testing
Mycotoxins

UKAS Accredited

Limit of Quantification

µg/Kg (ppb)

Aflatoxins
Aflatoxins B1 B2 G1 G2

Yes

0.1 each

Aflatoxin M1

Yes

0.01

Citrinin
Citrinin

Yes

0.2

Ergot alkaloids suite
Includes the following 12 Ergot alkaloids:
1) Ergotamine

Yes

2

2) Ergotaminine

Yes

2

3) Ergocornine

Yes

2

4) Ergocorninine

Yes

2

5) Ergocristine

Yes

2

6) Ergocristinine

Yes

2

7) Ergocryptine

Yes

2

8) Ergocryptinine

Yes

2

9) Ergosine

Yes

2

10) Ergosinine

Yes

2

11) Ergometrine

Yes

2

12) Ergometrinine

Yes

2

Fumonisins
Fumonisin (Fum) B1 B2 B3

Yes

10 each

Moniliformin
Moniliformin (MON)

Yes

10

Ochratoxin A
Ochratoxin A (OTA)

Yes

0.1

Patulin
Patulin

Yes

3

Sterigmatocystin
Sterigmatocystin (SMC)

Yes

3

Trichothecenes suite (Trics)
Includes the following 9 Trichothescenes:
1) 3 Acetyldeoxynivalenol (3 AcDON)

Yes

10

2) 15 Acetyldeoxynivalenol (15 AcDON)

Yes

10

3) Deoxynivalenol (DON or Vomitoxin)

Yes

10

4) Diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS)

Yes

10

5) Fusarenone X (Fus X)

Yes

10

6) HT2 Toxin (HT2)

Yes

10

7) Neosolaniol (NEO)

Yes

10

8) Nivalenol (NIV)

Yes

10

9) T2 Toxin (T2)

Yes

10

Zearalenone
Zearalenone (ZEA, ZON, F2)

Yes

3

Cyclopiazonic acid
Cyclopiazonic acid (CPA)

Yes

10

Alternaria toxins
Alternaria toxins (AOH, AME)

Yes

10

Plant Toxins

UKAS Accredited

Limit of Quantification

µg/Kg (ppb)

Glycoalkaloids
Glycoalkaloids

Yes

10

Bacterial Toxins

UKAS Accredited

Limit of Quantification

µg/Kg (ppb)

Bacillius Cereus toxin
Cereulide

No

5

Mycotoxins Testing

Advice with Rationale
You will be able to pursue the most appropriate course of action after you consult our mycotoxin experts for risk assessment, based on your raw materials and processes. They will provide you with recommendations regarding sampling, sampling frequency and testing regimes.

Sample Preparation
If necessary our large-scale sample handling facilities will ensure the statistically representative sample preparation required for regulatory compliance.

Sample Extraction and Clean-Up
We are expert at achieving a full quantitative extraction. Extraction and clean-up procedures have been validated with naturally contaminated materials. Both are critical contributors to the accuracy of the final result. To provide confidence in every result spiked samples are used to demonstrate that strict method performance criteria are met by every test.

Mycotoxins Testing

End Determination Techniques

Based on the extremely toxic nature of mycotoxins the regulatory and industry guideline limits have been established at very low levels, typically low parts per billion. The appropriate end determination technique for each mycotoxin is therefore selected using our experience and expertise in order to provide the sensitivity required to meet regulatory and guideline limits.

Interpretation of Results

Premier Analytical’s Complete Mycotoxin Service provides not just results but interpretation as well, thus enabling you to take appropriate actions.

Quality Assurance

Exemplary performance in collaborative (EU and UK) and proficiency testing schemes e.g. FAPAS, demonstrates the accuracy of our results.