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Mycotoxins and filth test

Mycotoxins and filth test

Mycotoxins are among those contaminants that are most tested for lately. To identify them, we make use of LC-MS/MS techniques that allow detection levels of the order of parts per billion (ppb) to be achieved. The main mycotoxins detected are aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2), ochratoxin A, deoxynivaleno and zearalenone.
The filth test is a food analysis technique aimed at detecting the presence of solid impurities, such as fragments of arthropods, animal hairs, textile fibres etc. Their identification provides useful information about the salubriousness of the food and hygienic conditions during its processing and preservation, and makes it possible to establish whether or not the food is suitable for human consumption.