ECAE, a chemical laboratory, launched analysis of Aflatoxin as of July 2015

Using the latest technological equipment called LC MS/MS, laboratories globally perform multi toxin analyses. Thus as a part of well recognized and globally accredited laboratory, ECAE’s Chemical laboratory also has increased its capacities for analyzing aflatoxin in different food, food products and animal feeds with the shortest turn round times.

Starting from July 2015, the laboratory with its well-trained staffs is able to ensure the necessary detection of Mycotoxin in trace amounts with a high number of specific, partly selective extraction, purification methods, and modern testing equipment (triple quad liquid chromatography with Mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detector) (HPLC-FLD) are used to identify Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2 in different cereals, pulses, cereal-based food and in animal feed products.

Since the enterprise has been working hand in hand with regulatory bodies by applying the new advanced technology (triple Quad liquid chromatography LC/MS-MS), it has been selected to resolve the issue of Aflatoxin M1 in milk and milk products in the Addis Abeba market and a total of 50 samples were conducted in milk and yogurt and the final report has been submitted to the government.

ECAE, Chemical laboratory is the only laboratory that provides a large number of testings of Mycotoxin in a variety of foods and animal feeds such as wheat, corn, teff, barley, oat, sorghum, chickpea, pea bean, soya beans, pinto beans, lentils, corn, soya blend, infant formula, pepper and also food products such as oil cake, wheat bran, maize, concentrated foods, compound poultry, and cattle feeds.