Neogen’s rapid tests for aflatoxin can screen a wide variety of grain, grain product and nut samples for total aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) at 20 ppb, or provide fully quantitative results in the range of 1 to 150 ppb.
Aflatoxin is a toxic and carcinogenic substance produced by certain strains of the moulds Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. There are four principle types of aflatoxin in grain and nuts: B1, B2, G1 and G2. Aflatoxin B1 is the most frequently encountered of the group and the most toxic. The commodities most affected by aflatoxin are corn, peanuts, cottonseed, milo, and the majority of tree nuts. When cows consume grain containing aflatoxin, they create a metabolite that is found in their milk, Aflatoxin M1.