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August 10, 2021

USDA GIPSA Approves New Aflatoxin Testing Technology

Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) August 10, 2021 -- Charm Sciences ROSA® Aflatoxin (Quantitative) test has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The test was approved under the new GIPSA directive and is the first quantitative lateral flow test developed to detect the presence of aflatoxins in corn/grain samples.

Charm’s ROSA® (Rapid One Step Assay) aflatoxin test procedure is simple; after sample extraction and a 10 minute incubation, a test strip is inserted into a digital ROSA-M strip reader. Results are displayed and recorded on the reader (with automatic printing and download options).

Multiple samples can be prepared, incubated, and tested at the same time. Four samples can be tested in 15 minutes, eight samples in 19 minutes, and sixteen samples can be tested in less than a half hour.

This lateral flow test method is time/cost efficient and requires minimal user involvement. Like a home pregnancy test, the test strips also provide quick visual results. The digital ROSA-M strip reader interprets these visual results with a high degree of accuracy detecting an aflatoxin presence from 0 to 100 ppb (parts per billion).

Introduced in 1999, Charm’s ROSA lateral flow test strips and readers are the leading diagnostic tests employed by the dairy industry worldwide to screen for antibiotics and aflatoxins. The introduction of the ROSA Aflatoxin (Quantitative) test brings this proven technology to the feed and grain industry.

ABOUT CHARM SCIENCES
Charm Sciences, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of food safety monitoring tests and equipment was founded in 1978. The Company continually develops innovative, reliable testing methods. Charm Sciences corporate offices are in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Along with a full line of food safety products and solutions, Charm Sciences provides award-winning product support and technical assistance.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at August 10, 2021 02:28 AM

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