Mycotoxins in Edible Oils

Mycotoxins in Edible Oils

Agricultural Sciences / Nutrition & Food Sciences / Agro-Food

April 01, 2013

R-Biopharm has recently received a number of enquiries from customers asking about testing edible oils for mycotoxins.

Currently maximum levels are set for various mycotoxins including aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, patulin and the Fusarium toxins (deoxynivalenol, zearalenone and fumonisins) /Commission Regulation (EC) No.1881/2006.

These levels are set for those foods that are susceptible to mycotoxin contamination and that contribute a significant amount to consumers’ total dietary intake. They are also set based on what is considered reasonably achievable by following good agricultural and manufacturing practices. Of particular interest are the levels of zearalenone in oil, which current European Union limits have set a maximum level of 400 μg/kg. Other mycotoxins such as aflatoxins are nearly completely removed by the refinement process of vegetable oils. As a result of this, it is therefore appropriate to exclude groundnuts and other oilseeds intended for crushing for refined vegetable oil, crude vegetable oil destined for refining as well as refined vegetable oil itself from the maximum levels.

NEW single-use data loggers

NEW single-use data loggers

Agricultural Sciences / Nutrition & Food Sciences ...

Two new single-use USB data loggers for temperature monitoring of temperature sensitive goods during transport: the EBI 330-T30 and the EBI 330-T85. These loggers are ideal for Pharmaceutical or life science shipments where returning a more expensive multi-use logger after a shipment is difficult. All the user must do is: start the logger and place it with the shipment. The receiver simply plugs it into a computer, and is able to read the automatically generated pdf report. There are no further hassles with returning the logger to the sender!

 

February 01, 2013 More +
From blood collection to ccfDNA purification – standardize the process

From blood collection to ccfDNA purification – standardize the process

Agricultural Sciences / Nutrition & Food Sciences ...

With the newly released QIAsymphony PAXgene Blood ccfDNA Kit from Qiagen, as part of the PAXgene Blood ccfDNA System, you can now standardize and streamline your circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) workflow with the highest reproducibility and efficiency.

April 05, 2017 More +
Ready to make an enquiry Call us on: + 961 1 39 66 77
Or email us