Bureau Veritas is helping to safeguard corn producers and buyers with on-site rapid testing.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin produced by two types of mold: aspergillus flavus and aspergillus parasiticus. Aspergillus flavus is common and widespread in nature and is most often found when certain grains are grown under stressful conditions such as drought or excessive precipitation level. Exposure to aflatoxins can cause liver damage and cancer if not immediately identified and addressed. Animals fed contaminated food can pass aflatoxin transformation products into eggs, milk products and meat.
Bureau Veritas helps corn exporters and buyers minimise the risk of aflatoxin with industry leading, rapid testing providing aflatoxin control during the loading of the vessels or inbound truck discharge through use of quick tests (strip tests).
AFLATOXIN CONTROL ServiceS
- Inbound trucks are probed and the quick test performed allowing rejection or segregation of contaminated trucks.
- During Vessel loading or discharge samples are taken at the conveyor belt and tests are performed on each 1.000 MT, 2.000 MT or 5.000 MT increments, depending on the client or food safety regulatory requirements.
- The 7-10 minute quick tests are quantitative strip tests, verifying the results from 3,0 ppb to 100,0 ppb.
- The service provides real time ‘Hotspot Determination & Identification’ with minimal disruption for buyer and seller.