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VICAM's New Fumo-V Strip Tests Delivers Accurate Detection of Fumonisin Mycotoxins in Minutes
Date:3/30/2012

f approximately one billion metric tons of food and food products.*

Fumonisins are mycotoxins produced by several fusarium mold species that are implicated in equine leukoencephalomalacia in horses, swine pulmonary edema, and human esophageal cancer. The EU enforces maximum allowable levels as low as 0.2 ppm in infant foods to as high as four ppm fumonisin for unprocessed maize intended for human consumption. The US FDA Guidelines for fumonisin recommend 2–4 ppm level for whole and processed maize products for human consumption.

The Fumo-V test is the third strip test specially designed for use with the Vertu Lateral Flow Reader joining Afla-V™ and DON-V™ tests for aflatoxins and vomitoxins, respectively.

Mycotoxins are naturally occurring chemical byproducts of ubiquitous mold species which are natural inhabitants of crop soils. Severe rain or drought can encourage mycotoxin production and, once released, mycotoxins are difficult to manage and virtually impossible to destroy. VICAM offers detection systems for single and multiple mycotoxin quantification both onsite and in-laboratory screening. The USDA, FDA, EU, and other international regulatory standards impose specific guidelines for acceptable levels for various mycotoxins, such as aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol (DON), ochratoxin A, fumonisin, zearalenone, and T-2/HT-2. Producers and exporters use onsite testing to ensure regulatory compliance and to protect human and animal health.

About the Vertu Lateral Flow Reader

Vertu is a digital lateral flow reader for fast, easy, mycotoxin quantitation.  The Vertu reader provides more accessible mycotoxin testing to food and agriculture producers w
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