Quality Tests for Quality Grains

The Challenges — The Solutions — The Support

From Your Trusted Mycotoxin Testing Partner

Many factors in the world today are having a severe and disruptive impact on the supply of our global food chain, in particular the production of wheat, corn, and other grains. With supply shortages caused by a volatile political environment, climate change variances affecting toxin prevalence, and increased costs to both production overheads and end market value, we understand the challenges faced. Now, more than ever, it is important to have confidence in the safety and quality of your produce. Mycotoxin contamination is a major contributor in determining the quality of grains and so by partnering with Neogen®, we can help support you with our innovative range of proven mycotoxin testing solutions.

Neogen has over 35 years of industry experience in the detection and management of mycotoxins, offering a comprehensive range of testing solutions that can support growers and manufacturers, every step of the way. Our full range of solutions combine quality, performance, support, and reactivity to help you test at all stages; from harvest, through storage, to finished food and feed products.

Confidence in the Safety and Quality of Your Grains

At Harvest

The effects of climate change are having a significant impact on grain production around the world. Increasing temperatures can see previously rich farm areas hit with droughts, creating poor planting conditions and reduced crop yields. Conversely, wetter weather seen in some regions can increase toxin prevalence when coupled with warm weather, or delay harvest conditions when coupled with cooler weather. Testing at this stage can provide you with confidence in the quality of your grains and minimize potential wastage.

Through Storage and Transportation

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Warm conditions and daily heating from the sun can cause grains to expand and release moisture.

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At night, cooler conditions can cause grains to shrink and condensation may form.

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Moisture on grains can soften their hull and create an ideal environment for mold to grow.

When storing grains, either in silos or for transporting, it is important to routinely test for mycotoxins to determine whether the safety or quality of your grain has been impacted. Stored grains can experience variances in warm and cooled temperatures, resulting in condensation and an ideal environment for mycotoxin and mold growth.

Prior to Entering Your Manufacturing Facility

Testing for mycotoxins on arrival at your facility can provide you with confidence in the safety and quality of your grains prior to entering your manufacturing site and processing chain. It allows you to directly verify the arrival condition of the grains for any potential mycotoxin contamination and that they have not been adversely affected through the earlier processing and supply chain.

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Mycotoxin Testing Solutions

Our solutions are available for the detection of aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON, vomitoxin), fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2 toxin, and zearalenone, and are available in a variety of formats that provide rapid, accurate results.

Our Reveal® lateral flow tests provide quantitative results in minutes. Perfect for use onsite, the tests have excellent accuracy and reproducibility and can be run by staff of all skill levels for quick and convenient testing. Results from our Reveal Q+ MAX range are interpreted using our innovative Raptor® platform.

For those with a laboratory set up, we also offer our Veratox® quantitative ELISA assays for accurate, low level results. These tests offer results comparable to analytical methods such as HPLC, and are an efficient workflow with only minimal training required.

It’s not just about our products; our experienced R&D, Technical Support and Customer Service teams are on hand to offer guidance and support every step of the way, including through our LabLive remote training tool, webinars, proficiency testing, mycotoxin reference material, and much more.

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