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Workshops

Workshop 1: Tuesday 17 May 2022, 12:30-13:30h

Changing the face of Rapid and Analytical Methods: Improving workflow, throughput and performance

 

Sponsored by VICAM

 

Breakthrough advances in mycotoxin detection are equipping field, process and laboratory operations for greater speed, sustainability and economy across the food and agricultural supply chain. Their extreme toxicity and ability to survive even strenuous processing techniques such as high temperature or pressure, places mycotoxins in a uniquely high risk group of contaminants. Early detection testing that takes place prior to raw material acceptance into storage or for immediate processing enables quality managers to make real-time decisions regarding suitability for use within their facility.The value of a preventive approach is most visible when considering the cost to dispose of raw materials that have contaminated an entire handling system or storage bin, or worse, have been processed and incorporated into finished food or feed. Rapid, antibody-based strip tests from VICAM offer a complete, streamlined approach to preventive monitoring that allows fully quantitative results for up to 6 mycotoxins in less than 10 minutes.The Vertu Myco 5-in-1 PLUS approach reduces test time and consumables use up to 77%, and features an industry-leading 30-second extraction. Once products are ready for quality and safety verification, laboratory methods using LC or LC-MS/MS for detection provide time-critical results using fewer inputs, less time and more comprehensive and quantitative measurement of mycotoxins.