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USDA/GIPSA Approves Charm Sciences’ ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test

Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012

Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce that the ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test Kit, a quantitative lateral flow test, has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) for the detection of aflatoxin in feed and grain*.

Charm’s ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test Kit provides test results in 3 minutes. This test is GIPSA approved for over 20 commodities: Barley, Basmati Rice, Brewer’s Rice, Brown Rice, Corn, Corn Flour, Corn Germ Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Grits, Corn Meal, Corn Screenings, Corn/Soy Blend, DDG, DDGS, Hominy, Milled Rice, Millet, Oats, Popcorn, Rough Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat, and Wheat Flour.

The Charm® ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test is an immunreceptor assay utilizing ROSA (Rapid One-Step Assay) lateral flow technology. The diluted extract is applied to each test strip, incubated, and read on the ROSA-M Reader for quantitative results.

“The ROSA® FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test is the most reproducible test kit for quantitative aflatoxin test results,” said Dr. Mark Tess, Mycotoxin Product Manager. “This technology yields precise results in a simple and convenient lateral flow strip format.”

The Charm® ROSA FAST family of quantitative mycotoxin test kits includes:

ROSA FAST5 DON Quantitative Test Kit - GIPSA approved commodities for Barley, Corn, DDGS, Malted Barley, Milled Rice, Oats, Rough Rice, Sorghum, Wheat, Wheat Bran, Wheat Flour and Wheat Midds.

ROSA FAST5 Fumonisin Quantitative Test Kit - Charm approved commodities for Barley, Corn, Flaking Corn Grits, Millet, Oats, Rough Rice, Sorghum, and Wheat.

For more information on the ROSA FAST family of mycotoxin tests, click here

*USDA/GIPSA, Certificate No. FGIS 2012-013 for corn and Certificate No. FGIS 2012-0131.1 for other commodities, declares that the quantitative aflatoxin test kit met the accuracy specifications for the listed commodities.

About Charm Sciences, Inc.
Charm Sciences is a global leader in food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostics. Charm’s diagnostics portfolio includes test kits and systems for mycotoxins, antibiotics, pesticides, alkaline phosphatase, pathogens, end product microbial assessment, allergen control, water quality and ATP hygiene. Directly and through its network of distributors, Charm products serve the food, beverage, water, pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, environmental, and industrial markets in more than 100 countries. Customers rely on Charm products for excellence in quality, innovation and customer support.

© 2012 Charm and ROSA are registered trademarks of Charm Sciences, Inc.

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