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5 Tips for On-site Mycotoxin Testing and Mitigation

15 March 2017
Biomin

GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs.

1. Mycotoxins are a common occurrence

All indicators suggest that feed and livestock industry professionals often encounter a mycotoxin challenge. More than 60% of those who attended the live session indicated during the in-session poll that they had encountered a problem with mycotoxins in the last year. These results are in line with what published in the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey, where we observed an average risk level of 62%—meaning that nearly two-thirds of samples had at least one mycotoxin above the threshold levels. On a regional basis, risk levels ranged from a low of 46% in the Middle East to a high of 80% in Asia. Consequently, it’s a good idea to implement regular mycotoxin testing of crops and feed ingredients—which is why...

2. Proper sampling is key

A full 80% of webinar participants said they test for mycotoxins. Asked how they test for mycotoxins, 55% of the respondents use an external analytical service, and a further 25% test on-site. BIOMIN sister company, Romer Labs® offers both—you can find more on their mycotoxin detection solutions here.

No matter how you test, a correct sampling plan is the basis for achieving reliable results. Generally, 88% of total analytical error stems from improper sampling—so it’s important to do it correctly.

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