PORTLAND, MAINE, US — EnviroLogix Inc. introduced TotalTox testing kits for on-site testing for mycotoxins in grain and grain co-products.
TotalTox mycotoxin tests for aflatoxin, DON (vomitoxin), fumonisin and zearalenone are currently available as single strip kits or in a comb format.
“Through our close partnerships with the world’s leading grain, feed, and grain processing companies, we heard and acted on the need for a better solution for testing multiple mycotoxins on-site,” said Bill Welch, chief executive officer of EnviroLogix. “TotalTox offers a combination of accuracy, speed and protocol simplicity for testing multiple mycotoxins that is truly a breakthrough compared to market alternatives. Since the TotalTox tests for aflatoxin, DON, fumonisin, and zearalenone share the same protocol for corn testing, screening for multiple mycotoxins is quick and minimizes chances for operator error. By creating a single testing device (a comb) out of the individual strips, the benefit of a common and simple protocol is amplified, resulting in a faster time to result and a user-friendly experience. The tests are read on the QuickScan system all at once; results are captured in data logs and PDF reports providing source traceability.”
By testing for multiple mycotoxins and utilizing the trend analysis functions unique to the QuickScan system, one can make data informed decisions on what toxins to test for based on regional risks and what suppliers to closely monitor based on historical delivery quality.
The TotalTox kits are FGIS-AMS (formerly GIPSA) certified (the TotalTox zearalenone certification is pending).
Additional mycotoxins will be added to the TotalTox product line and continued software enhancements will be made to the QuickScan system.