USA – Romer Labs, a global leader in diagnostic solutions for the food and feed industry, has secured approval from the USDA Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) for its AgraStrip Pro Ochratoxin A WATEX test kit. 

This significant milestone underscores Romer Labs’ commitment to providing cutting-edge testing solutions.

The AgraStrip Pro Ochratoxin A WATEX test kit, designed for the quantitative determination of ochratoxin A in wheat, has been granted certification (FGIS 2024-184) following rigorous testing protocols. 

In collaboration with the AgraVision Pro reader, this kit offers a robust solution for the rapid on-site quantification of mycotoxins, addressing a critical need within the industry.

During extensive testing across various wheat samples, including whole grain wheat flour, wheat middlings, wheat red dog, wheat flour 2nd clear, and wheat screenings, the AgraStrip Pro Ochratoxin A WATEX test kit demonstrated over 95% accuracy on ground samples in 21 tests. 

This validation from the USDA FGIS reaffirms the reliability and accuracy of Romer Labs’ testing solutions.

Mr. John Doe, CEO of Romer Labs, commented on the approval, stating, “We are delighted to receive USDA approval for our AgraStrip Pro Ochratoxin A WATEX test kit. This achievement underscores our ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality testing solutions that empower food and feed industry professionals to safeguard their products and consumers.”

The AgraStrip Pro WATEX test system, when paired with the AgraVision Pro reader, offers a user-friendly and efficient method for the independent and simultaneous testing of up to four samples. 

This intuitive, walk-away procedure enhances productivity and streamlines the testing process, enabling timely and informed decision-making.

Ochratoxin A is one of six analytes covered by the AgraStrip Pro WATEX system, which also includes solutions for total aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, total fumonisin, and T-2/HT-2. 

This comprehensive suite of testing capabilities positions Romer Labs as a leading provider of mycotoxin testing solutions, catering to the diverse needs of the food and feed industry.

As food safety regulations continue to evolve and consumer awareness of mycotoxin contamination grows, the approval of Romer Labs’ AgraStrip Pro Ochratoxin A WATEX test kit by the USDA FGIS represents a significant advancement in ensuring the integrity and safety of food and feed products worldwide. 

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