|CONTACT: Mary Gadola, Neogen Corporation, 517/372-9200|
LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18, 2018 — Neogen Corporation announced today that the USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) has awarded a Certificate of Conformance for the Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin test kit used with Neogen’s new Raptor® Integrated Analysis Platform system.
Neogen’s Reveal Q+ for Aflatoxin test delivers fast and precise results, and is certified for a wide variety of commodities. The Raptor system can analyze up to three samples at a time and precisely controls all testing parameters — ensuring the highest quality results.
“The new Raptor Integrated Analysis Platform system protects the integrity of a tester’s data, and the system processes and analyzes results without any additional operator input,” said Mary Gadola, Neogen’s mycotoxin product manager. “FGIS’s approval allows regulators to add our improved test system to the expanding list of Neogen’s products they can rely on to ensure the safety of our worldwide food and feed supply. Our newly approved test system will be especially useful to those for whom speed is of the essence.”
Because aflatoxin is a known severe threat to human and animal health, more than 100 countries have established regulatory limits for it in commodities intended as human food or animal feed. The toxin is a by-product of mold growth in a wide range of commodities, including corn. Aflatoxin can be produced wherever fungi growth conditions exist, for example in grains preharvest in the field and postharvest in storage.
Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.