USDA-GIPSA Issues Approval for 3 Minute Aflatoxin Test

Jamie Johansen

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-7-27-11-pmUSDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has officially approved Charm Sciences, Inc.’s ROSA® WET®-S3 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (AFQ-WETS3) for testing of aflatoxin in the U.S. national grain inspection system.

An official Certificate of Conformance from USDA/GIPSA declares that the test kit meets the accuracy specifications for 5 to 300 ppb aflatoxin in corn.

The Charm ROSA AFQ-WETS3 test is an immunoreceptor assay test utilizing ROSA (Rapid One-Step Assay) lateral flow technology and Water Extraction Technology (WET) that eliminates the use of organic solvents in the extraction of aflatoxin from corn. It delivers rapid, economical, accurate detection for aflatoxin in a convenient single strip. The test is simple to perform and yields results in 3 minutes on the ROSA-M Reader or Charm EZ-M system.

“The ROSA AFQ-WETS3 Quantitative Test has been manufactured to reduce the assay time and meet the GIPSA specifications required to quantitate aflatoxin in the field.” says Mark Tess, Ph.D., Mycotoxin Product Manager. “The 3 minute test is the fastest in the industry, which is an important factor when receiving corn at a facility.”

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