Mycotoxins (fungal poisons) are secondary metabolites of fungal moulds. They represent a serious danger to animals and humans because of their toxicity. They occur naturally during the growth process of plants or as a result of incorrect (damp) storage. Cereals, dried fruits, nuts, spices and coffee are particularly affected. As these substances serve as fodder, mycotoxins can also get into the food chain in milk products, eggs and meat.
There are currently more than 200 different known toxins. Toxicity is dependent on both the substance and the concentration. Possible consequences could be a carcinogenic, neurotoxic, immunosuppressive, mutagenic or a teratogenic effect or they could lead to an allergic reaction.
Do you require confirmation that your products are safe and that the legal regulations have been complied with? As an accredited Swiss contract laboratory, we will test your products in accordance with the Swiss Book of Foodstuffs (SLMB) and Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006. We will test for all common mycotoxins for you.
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