Aflatoxin Tests in Feed

Aflatoxins are toxins produced by fungi that often naturally present in human and animal feed stuffs. The can be found in maize (corn), cereals, peanuts, cottonseed and tree nuts.

High levels of aflatoxin are damaging for both humans and animals. After eating contaminated feed, the toxins accumulate in body fat and can be stored in milk, eggs or muscle. They can lead to weight loss, reproductive problems, reduced growth and even death. Aflatoxins cannot be removed from feed and will survive many processing treatments.

Knowing if your animal feeds is safe will help to protect your animals’ health as well as the health of those who buy your products.

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