Mycotoxins are highly toxic substances produced by specific fungi, for example aflatoxins are produced by Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, while Ochratoxin A is produced by A. ochraceus and P. verrucosum. About 20 % of food can be contaminated with mycotoxins.
At Modern Analytics we perform analyzes of the following mycotoxins:
Since the permissible limit values are very small, the methods used to detect contamination with mycotoxins give very sensitive and accurate results. Different methods are used to identify and quantify mycotoxins in different foods.
The generally applied analysis methods are: ELISA method.