Rapid CDIATM Aflatoxin kits are intended for the detection of a carcinogen substance in the food, such as corn, peanuts, milk.
Aflatoxin is a toxic substance produced by certain strains of the molds Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. Aflatoxins belong to the strongest natural occurring cancerogenic substances. There are four principle types of aflatoxin in grain and nuts: B1, B2, G1 and G2. Aflatoxin B1 is the most frequently encountered of the group and the most toxic. The foodstuffs most affected by aflatoxin are corn, peanuts, cotton seed, milk, and the majority of tree nuts. When cows consume grain containing aflatoxin, they create a less harmful metabolite that is found in teir milk, aflatoxin M1.