ANALYSIS PLANS IN RAW MATERIALS AND ANIMAL FEEDS
All mycotoxins tend to appear in a very heterogeneous way in the raw materials in which they may be present; this is due to the fact that the fungi that produce them tend to reproduce and develop in isolated points of the stored material and even on certain seeds. This fact makes its distribution in the lot as a whole very heterogeneous.
The critical point of the Mycotoxin Analysis is the sampling since the production of mycotoxins is not homogeneous. For this reason, an appropriate and representative sampling plan must be adapted.
For this reason, it is so important to have a protocol or strategy for taking samples so that the sample collected for analysis is truly representative of the batch or lot as a whole. The possible existence of sampling errors may invalidate the results of subsequent analyses.
On the other hand, most mycotoxins are toxic at very low concentrations and this makes it necessary for the analytical methods to be sensitive and reliable.
Sampling and analysis of mycotoxins as a whole represent an important challenge, since the existence of errors in any of these two activities can compromise the health of the animal.
In relation to mycotoxin Analysis Methods, there are different options that range from fast, semi-quantitative of lateral flow methods, low cost and easy to apply, to more sophisticated ones such as HPLC-MS/MS.
At BIŌNTE we have an Officially Accredited Laboratory with precise and reliable methods supported by HPLC-MS/MS equipment to quantify and detect not only the main mycotoxins in animal nutrition but also their metabolites.
HPLC – MS/MS FOR MYCOTOXIN ANALYSIS
At BIŌNTE we have the ability to offer our clients the experience and suitable personnel capable of carrying out a professional analysis of mycotoxins using HPLC-MS/MS.
In addition, we can advise you in a personalized way to meet your needs and expectations. And it is very necessary to have adequate advice since mycotoxins can cause acute and chronic effects on the health of animals and humans.
The analysis of mycotoxins in animal feed and foods is a mandatory and necessary analysis for health and regulations, and the best thing is that it is reliable and safe to identify the existence or not of mycotoxins in order to detect and combat them.
And it should be emphasized that the consumption of these toxins in contaminated food can affect human and animal health, causing serious and chronic effects. But, in addition to affecting health, mycotoxins also bring direct economic effects: commercial losses (reduction of imports/exports), effects on the reproduction and growth of farm animals, loss of income due to the fall in the value of crops, etc.