Mycotoxin Analysis

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Mycotoxin analysis is a crucial part of a proper mycotoxin risk management. Testing raw ingredients and finished feed allows to assess risk of mycotoxin contamination in advance and to take precautions ensuring animal health and productivity.

Check the risk due to mycotoxin contamination in your region with the dsm-firmenich Mycotoxin Survey.

We offer a range of analytical services to customers to assess the mycotoxin contamination of feed materials.

  • Spectrum Top® 50
  • Spectrum 380®
  • Mycotoxin Prediction

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Spectrum Top® 50

Only analyzing for single mycotoxins can lead to underestimation of the detrimental effects of mycotoxins on animal health and performance. Our long-term monitoring of mycotoxins in different commodities shows that co-occurrence of mycotoxins is the rule and not the exception. With Spectrum Top® 50 reliable tailor made risk assessment can be made, taking into account potential synergistic and additive effects of co-occurring mycotoxins.

Spectrum Top® 50, a state-of the art multi-mycotoxin method based on LC-MS/MS analysis. It detects and quantifies more than 50 different mycotoxins, including the regulated mycotoxins, other frequently found mycotoxins, masked and modified forms, emerging mycotoxins and other fungal metabolites belonging to the following groups:

  • Aflatoxins
  • Ergot Alkaloids
  • Alternaria toxins
  • Fumonisins
  • Aspergillus toxins
  • Fusarium metabolites
  • A-Trichothecenes
  • Ochratoxins
  • B-Trichothecenes
  • Penicillium toxins
  • Enniatins and Beauvericin
  • Zearalenone metabolites

This method allows reliable, simultaneous detection of multiple mycotoxins in one run in raw materials but also finished feed, and complex matrices like silages and TMR. It is accredited as EN 17280 at Accreditation Austria confirming its high quality.

It is performed at Romer Labs®, a leading global supplier of diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety.

Additionally to Spectrum Top®50 we offer to our clients more services as the state-of-the art multi-mycotoxin method Spectrum 380®, the most powerful mycotoxin detection service available, and a forecasting service predicting mycotoxin risk in the upcoming harvests. To use these services, please reach out to your local dsm-firmenich contact person.

Spectrum 380®

Spectrum 380® tests feed material samples for more than 800 mycotoxins and fungal metabolites (including regulated mycotoxins, masked and modified forms and emerging mycotoxins) and additionally (toxic) secondary metabolites of plants and bacteria in one go.

This fully validated multi-mycotoxin method based on LC-MS/MS was developed by the world’s leading independent mycotoxin research lab at the Department of Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) (described by Sulyok et al . (Ref. 2020)). In cooperation with dsm-firmenich (former BIOMIN®) this advanced method was introduced into the market as Spectrum 380® in 2014.

  • Over 800 mycotoxins and secondary metabolites, including masked and modified mycotoxins
  • Secondary metabolites of plants (including several phytoestrogens)
  • Secondary metabolites of bacteria

Additionally this method also allows simultaneous quantification of pesticides and veterinary drugs in (complex) feed, realized by the same research team (Steiner et al. 2020). This service is available on special request and covers:

  • Approximately 300 pesticides
  • 150 veterinarian drugs

Spectrum 380® is not a routine analysis, but it is done in special cases and/or as part of research of future objectives. This method allows simultaneous detection of multiple mycotoxins and other toxins and metabolites in one run in raw materials, finished feed, and complex matrices like silages and TMR.

References

Sulyok et al., 2020: Validation of an LC-MS/MS-based dilute-and-shoot approach for the quantification of > 500 mycotoxins and other secondary metabolites in food crops: challenges and solutions

Steiner et al., 2020: Realizing the simultaneous liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry based quantification of >1,200 biotoxins, pesticides and veterinary drugs in complex feed

Mycotoxin Prediction

Our Mycotoxin Prediction Service uses an algorithm-based forecast to help crop producers, buyers and users make sound decisions in terms of purchasing, quality control and crop management.

For more in-depth information and support, please reach out to your local dsm-firmenich contact person.

All our Mycotoxin Solutions

  • Mycotoxin Prediction

    The Mycotoxin Prediction Service delivers assessments of expected mycotoxin levels in the upcoming harvest of corn (maize) and wheat around the world.

  • Mycofix® Plus 5.Z

    Absolute protection against the broadest range of mycotoxins. With ZENzyme® Faster and Better

  • Mycofix® Secure

    The risk management solution against aflatoxins and/or ergot alkaloids in animal feed.

  • FUMzyme® Silage

    FUMzyme® Silage is a unique additive sprayed onto corn (maize) at harvest that targets and detoxifies harmful fumonisins, so that the resulting silage is safe and fumonisin-free for livestock nutrition.

  • Mycofix®

    The Mycofix® portfolio of feed additives represents the most state-of-the-art solution for protecting animal health by deactivating mycotoxins that contaminate farm animal feed. Its safety and efficacy are proven by 7 EU authorizations for substances that deactivate mycotoxins.

  • Mycotoxin Contamination

    Our portfolio of tools helps to understand the potential risks of mycotoxins for animal species and location.

  • dsm-firmenich Mycotoxin Survey

    The dsm-firmenich Mycotoxin Survey constitutes the longest running and most comprehensive data set on mycotoxin occurrence. The survey results provide insights on the incidence of the six major mycotoxins in the agricultural commodities used for livestock feed in order to identify the potential risk posed to livestock animal production.

  • 20 years World Mycotoxin Survey: Trends

    Starting the dsm-firmenich World Mycotoxin Survey already in 2004, we are proud to celebrate a 20 year`s anniversary this year. The increasing sample size over the years gives detailed insights on the incidence of the six major mycotoxins in the agricultural commodities used for livestock feed in order to identify the potential risk posed to livestock animal production.

  • 20 years World Mycotoxin Survey: Multi-mycotoxin methods

    Only analyzing for single mycotoxins can lead to underestimation of the detrimental effects of mycotoxins on animal health and performance. Our long-term monitoring of mycotoxins in different commodities shows that cooccurrence of mycotoxins is the rule and not the exception. Here we need support of state-of the art analytical methods based on LC-MS/MS. These allow to detect multiple mycotoxins in one run. The high sensitivity of the method is important, as already moderate levels of mycotoxins can have a detrimental effect. This is especially true in case of co-contamination.

  • 20 years World Mycotoxin Survey: Impact on species

    Effects of mycotoxins on animals are diverse and range from carcinogenicity, hepatoxicity and neurotoxicity to impaired reproduction, digestive disorders, immunomodulation and decreased performance. Clinical signs can be seen at high levels of mycotoxin contamination but more frequently we observe subclinical effects. Already moderate levels of mycotoxins, especially during chronic exposure, can negatively affect the animals. Mycotoxins influence the immune system, the integrity of the gut barrier and act as predisposing factors for disease.

  • 20 years World Mycotoxin Survey: Regional contamination by commodities

    With our World Mycotoxin Survey results on the current levels of mycotoxin contamination in different commodities and regions of the world, we want to inform and support feed and animal producers to get a better picture of the mycotoxin risk in their region or in imported feed ingredients.

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