Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 26, 2019

This week’s edition of Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report includes new mycotoxin reports, updates of corn development, and a new Tony’s tech tip about dilution protocols.

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Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 12, 2019

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features more tech tips from Neogen’s Tony Lupo, first reports of aflatoxin and fumonisin in corn, and

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AOAC approves Neogen’s Reveal® Q+ for DON

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has received Performance TestedSM Method Certification from the AOAC Research Institute for its Reveal® Q+ for Deoxynivalenol (DON) test, which is designed for the rapid quantification of the mold toxin in grains.

The AOAC approval (No. 071901) follows the earlier verification of the test’s performance by the USDA’s Federal […]

USDA approves Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin with Raptor® reader

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18, 2018 — Neogen Corporation announced today that the USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) has awarded a Certificate of Conformance for the Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin test kit used with Neogen’s new Raptor® Integrated Analysis Platform system.

Neogen’s Reveal Q+ for Aflatoxin test delivers fast and precise results, and is certified […]

East African Community bands together to tackle aflatoxin problem

Every country in the world has its unique food safety challenges, driven by weather, climate, economy or other factors pertaining to each region. For much of East Africa, the top concern is aflatoxin.

Now, the East African Community (EAC), a coalition of six countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) have stepped up […]

Aflatoxin reports highlight need for careful grain storage

Much of the U.S. and Europe have experienced drought and high temperatures this crop season, and now we’re seeing the effects of that in mycotoxin development.

Reports are rolling in of the carcinogenic mycotoxin aflatoxin, which is naturally created by Aspergillus, a fungus that thrives in drought conditions.

“Aflatoxin has showed its dirty face,” Oklahoma […]

When mycotoxins contaminate feed: What is oxidative stress?

When mycotoxins contaminate animal feed, the effects on livestock can be serious. Some mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, are carcinogenic. Others can impact the immune system or the blood, damage organs, cause miscarriages and provoke severe vomiting, among many other effects.

Some of these effects are linked to oxidative stress, which happens when unstable atoms damage living […]

Trace minerals may help aflatoxin-exposed cows

Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxin created by mold growth on crops, is one of the most troublesome mycotoxins in the world. Its presence above safe levels in human food and animal feed is harmful to the health of those who consume it, and may be responsible for staggeringly high liver cancer rates in many African […]

Aflatoxin-resistant corn could save lives in developing countries

Droughts, floods, fire and other natural disasters can wipe out a section of crops in the blink of an eye, but any farmer can tell you that there are plenty of more insidious things to watch out for, like mold that produces crop-ruining mycotoxins.

Now, researchers have made big strides in making corn that is […]

How climate change affects agriculture

Since the creation of our Earth, its climate has seen many changes. Temperatures and humidity have been in flux over millennia; as these change, so do the growing conditions of our crops and the mycotoxin-producing fungi that grow on them.

These changes have significant implications to today’s growers. In the past century, a combination of […]