Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi (moulds). Mycotoxins can be formed in agricultural products, such as cereals, and can also occur in related food, meat and dairy products originating from farm animals.
Due to the frequent occurrence of mycotoxins and their severe toxic effects on animals and humans, maximum levels (MLs) for the major mycotoxins have been set by commission regulation. In accordance with the guidelines, specific detection methods were developed. These include enzyme immunoassays, lateral flow devices or immunoaffinity columns, etc.
RIDACOM offers assays for screening of mycotoxins in food and feed.