Mycotoxin and Heavy Metal Testing
Every delivery of grain, cereals and crops is analysed within our laboratory for mycotoxins, including Aflatoxin, Fumonisin, Ochratoxin, Zearalenone, T-2/HT-2 and Deoxynivalenol.
Ingredients are tested for heavy metals on a frequency according to the risk assessment based testing schedule. Testing is currently completed by an external UKAS accredited laboratory and includes Arsenic, Cadmium, Fluorine, Lead and Mercury.
We are looking to add heavy metal testing to our internal laboratory testing facilities, which will allow an increase in testing and a reduction in result turnaround time.
Every ingredient delivered is compared to a reference sample of the previous delivery from our sample library.
Additional samples are stored in our archive store should any future tests be required. Each ingredient is reviewed on an individual basis. Many different factors are considered when setting the target and tolerance width. There is no one set rule.