RIDASCREEN FAST Aflatoxin-One sample preparation for different tree nuts

RIDASCREEN FAST Aflatoxin-One sample preparation for different tree nuts

Agricultural Sciences / Nutrition & Food Sciences / Agro-Food

July 01, 2013

Raw nuts and even roasted nuts can be contaminated with aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are carcinogenic, highly toxic to humans and farm animals. Therefore many countries have adopted regulations to limit exposure to aflatoxins.

To detect aflatoxins in peanuts and tree nuts a simple and rapid screening method was developed by R-Biopharm. The new method can be used with the currently available RIDASCREEN® FAST Aflatoxin test (R5202) and is applicable for the quantitative analysis (range of 1.7 to 45 ppb) in hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, pistachios and macadamia nuts.

The detection limit (LOD) is less than 1.7 ppb in hazelnuts, peanuts and macadamia nuts. For pistachios, almonds and cashew nuts the LOD values ranged from 1.78 to 2.2 ppb. For walnuts a LOD of approximately 8 ppb was determined. In all tested matrices, the recovery rate was in the range of 105 ± 20%.

Detection of hazelnut by ELISA

Detection of hazelnut by ELISA

Agricultural Sciences / Nutrition & Food Sciences ...

The recently published DIN CEN/TS 15633-2:2013 characterizes the ELISA method for the detection of hazelnut in food. The RIDASCREEN®FAST Hazelnut (R6802) of R-Biopharm fulfills the requirements of this DIN standard.

 

April 01, 2013 More +
New QIAseq miRNA Library Kit overcomes miRNA-seq challenges

New QIAseq miRNA Library Kit overcomes miRNA-seq challenges

Agricultural Sciences / Nutrition & Food Sciences ...

microRNA sequencing is the future of gene regulation analysis, providing unmatched specificity for closely related microRNAs as well as the ability to detect novel noncoding transcripts. But challenges in the current workflow can cause up to half of microRNA sequencing data to be missed entirely.

 

January 04, 2017 More +
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