Food quality tests

by Emily Wilson
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n addition to the rapid mycotoxin and microbiological testing systems it has developed for the food and feed industries, Vicam L.P., Watertown, Massachusetts, U.S., recently began manufacturing food quality tests. WheatRite™, a rapid test for the precise detection of sprout damage and amylase activity, takes less than 10 minutes and requires no special skills. Results are obtained by visual comparison or optical card reader. With its long shelf life and versatility, no other test compares to WheatRite for cleanliness, ease and economy, Vicam said. The company also offers rapid detection kits for aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, fumonism, ochratoxin, T-2 and zearalanone, as well as microbiological tests for listeria, salmonella and salmonella enteritidis.