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USDA-GIPSA (FGIS) Awards 5 Year Contract for Aflatoxin Tests to Charm Sciences

GIPSA’s aflatoxin testing program to include Charm’s Water Extraction Technology to detect 14 commodities, reducing solvent use.

Lawrence, MA – Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has awarded a five year contract to Charm Sciences to monitor aflatoxin in grains utilizing Charm’s ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (water-based) and ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (solvent-based).

The Charm ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test uses Water Extraction Technology to extract aflatoxin from the sample without organic solvents. This lateral flow test takes five minutes and is GIPSA approved for 14 commodities. The ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test detects an additional 12 commodities.

“We are excited to be awarded this contract to support GIPSA’s aflatoxin testing program,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager at Charm Sciences. “The combination of these tests offers the ability to reduce solvent use as well as provide aflatoxin detection in 26 grain commodities.”

About Charm Sciences

Established in 1978 in Greater Boston, Charm Sciences helps protect consumers, manufacturers, and global brands from a variety of issues through the development of food safety, water quality, and environmental diagnostics tests and equipment. Selling directly and through its network of distributors, Charm’s products serve the dairy, feed and grain, food and beverage, water, healthcare, environmental, and industrial markets in more than 100 countries around the globe. https://www.charm.com