VICAM, a Waters Business, is a leading provider of mycotoxin and food safety testing solutions. VICAM is dedicated to developing USDA- and AOAC-approved rapid tests for mycotoxins. VICAM’s mycotoxin test kits offer a choice of rapid qualitative screening and quantitative test methods for a wide variety of mycotoxins.
Mycotoxins are naturally occurring chemical byproducts of ubiquitous mould species which are natural inhabitants of crop soils. Severe rain or drought can encourage mycotoxin production and, once released, mycotoxins are difficult to manage and virtually impossible to destroy.
VICAM offers detection systems for single and multiple mycotoxin quantification both onsite and in-laboratory screening. The USDA, FDA, EU and other international regulatory standards impose specific guidelines for acceptable levels for various mycotoxins, such as aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol (DON), ochratoxin A, fumonisin, zearalenone and T2/HT2. Producers and exporters use onsite testing to ensure regulatory compliance and to protect human and animal health.