Background

Founded in 1987 by Harvard and MIT scientists and agribusiness executives, VICAM commercialized its flagship immunoaffinity column for the rapid detection of aflatoxin. At that time, the development of rapid, user-friendly mycotoxin tests was still in its infancy. With a leadership team that included pioneering aflatoxin researcher Dr. Gerald Wogan, VICAM created a worldwide reputation for leadership in the development of rapid diagnostic solutions. VICAM’s application of rapid immuno-chemical techniques to contaminant detection in particular would ultimately change the way food and agricultural businesses worldwide monitor their raw materials and finished goods for quality and safety.

Vicam Today

The goal of securing the world’s food supply requires knowledge, cooperation, and collaboration. To advance that objective, VICAM works closely with government regulatory agencies, international standards bodies, major food industry laboratories, and leading research institutions around the world. With a global scientific and distribution presence, VICAM has access to the latest research advances, industry expertise, and regulatory information needed to design solutions that maximize food safety and quality at every stage of the global food supply chain.

Deltagen Australia act as official distributor for Vicam products and are one of 100 countries serviced by the company, who depend on VICAM’s reliable, cost-effective frequent monitoring solutions to achieve their quality, compliance, and business objectives.

As a trusted partner of the global agricultural industry, VICAM is proud to consistently deliver superior products, responsive service, and individualized support for industry-specific goals that is expected from our world-leading products.

Deltagen Australia offers the full product range to order on our online store, as well as product support drawing on over 30 years of experience in the industry.

Vicam in Australia

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by several common species of fungi, they have serious health and economic impacts when present in human and animal food and feed. The mycotoxin limits allowed in various commodities is regulated by Australian and international regulations and is of increasing importance in relation to the export of Australian products.

VICAM’s provide the tools to test all common mycotoxins in a wide variety of agricultural commodities using a range of technologies from cost-effective rapid tests to high end HPLC and LC/MS analysis.

In conjunction with VICAM’s, Deltagen Australia is able to provide sales and technical backup to assist Australian producers managing this problem.

Technologies

HPLC/UPLC, LC/MS

Optimized sample cleanup and precise, reproducible results remain the core strength of our HPLC line. VICAM’s wide-bore (faster-flow) columns ensure the increased sample throughput and top-notch HPLC performance you need to boost productivity in today’s stringent regulatory environment.
VICAM’s columns enable labs to analyze parts-per-billion (ppb) levels of several simultaneously occurring mycotoxins in a single HPLC, UPLC® or LC/MS run.

AflaTest - Used for detection of aflatoxins B1,B2,G1,G2,M1 and M2 in a wide range of  commodities. AOAC and FGIS Certified
 Aflatest WB -Used for detection of aflatoxins B1,B2,G1,G2,M1 and M2 in a wide range of commodities where a high flow rate is required
- Afla B - Used for detection of aflatoxins B1 and B2
- Afla M1 - Used for detection of Aflatoxin in dairy products
- Afla AO - Multi-analyte used for detection of  of aflatoxins B1,B2,G1,G2,M1,M2 and Ochratoxin A in a wide range of commodities including medicinal cannabis products
- Afla AOZ - Multi-analyte used for detection of  of aflatoxins B1,B2,G1,G2,M1,M2; Ochratoxin A and Zearalanone in a wide range of commodities 
- CitriTest - Used for the detection of Citrinin, in red rice and corn
- DONTest - Used for the detection of Deoxynivalenol (Vomitoxin) 
- DONTest WB - Used for the detection of Deoxynivalenol (Vomitoxin)  where a high flow rate is required 
- DON/NIVUsed for the detection of Deoxynivalenol (Vomitoxin) and Nivalenol
- FumoniTest - Used for the detection of Fumonisin B1,B2 and B3  in a wide range of commodities
- Myco 6in1+ - Simultaneous determination of aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, fumonisins, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, nivalenol, T-2 and HT-2 toxins by HPLC or LC/MS
- OchraTest - Used for the detection of Ochratoxin A 
- T2test - Used for the detection of T2
- T2/HT2test - Used for the detection of T2 and HT2
- Zearlatest - Used for the detection of Zearalanone
- Zearatest WB - Used for the detection of Zearalanone  where a high flow rate is required 

Fluorometer

VICAM's fluorometric tests not only guarantee precise numerical results – onsite or in the lab – but also streamline test procedures to give your business an edge in the race for competitive advantage. This simple rapid quantitative method delivers parts-per-trillion (ppt) numerical results in as little time as 10 minutes—without costly HPLC or UPLC equipment or special training.

Lateral Flow Reader

The lateral flow reader provides more accessible mycotoxin testing to food and agriculture producers worldwide who rely on early detection to protect humans and animals from potentially lethal effects of contamination. The technology is ideal for fast, easy and quantitative mycotoxin screening.

Qualitative Strip Tests

Regulatory compliance and risk management decisions demand proven solutions. Built upon the highly specific reactions between antibodies and target contaminant, VICAM’s Qualitative Strip Tests deliver fast, accurate, on-the-spot results in as little as 3 minutes. This inexpensive testing protocol can be used with a variety of samples and requires no special training or equipment.

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Vertu Lateral Flow Reader

VICAM’s VertuTM Lateral Flow Reader provides fast, easy, and quantitative mycotoxin screening. The Vertu reader provides more accessible mycotoxin testing to food and agriculture producers worldwide who rely on early detection to protect humans and animals from potentially lethal effects of contamination. Digital readings are clearly displayed on the screen of the Vertu Lateral Flow Reader, eliminating any guesswork about the results. The Vertu Lateral Flow Reader is used in conjunction with VICAM Quantitative Test Strips.

Quantitative Strip Tests

VICAM’s portfolio of quantitative strip tests, which are used in conjunction with the VICAM Vertu Lateral Flow Reader, provide validated monitoring solutions for companies seeking to minimize the costly consequences of mycotoxin contamination. Utilizing the proven sensitivity and selectivity
of VICAM’s monoclonal antibodies, quantitative strip tests can accurately detect and measure a variety of mycotoxins in less than 5 minutes*. The tests can be easily performed on-site or in the lab, require no special training and have a long shelf life. Regulatory compliance and risk management decisions demand proven solutions to provide accurate, precise results – screen, quantify, and confirm mycotoxin levels with total confidence.

  • Bisphenol A

  • Botanicals

  • Coffee

  • Corn

  • Dairy

  • DDGs/Ethanol

  • Dried Fruit

  • Feed and Grain

  • Peanuts

  • Pet Food

  • Rice

  • Spices

  • Tree Nuts

  • Wheat

Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) regulations continue to evolve in response to mounting scientific and consumer concern about its potential impact on public health and the environment. The use of BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups, and infant formula packaging is illegal in key export markets for Australia: a variety of Asian Countries, U.S., Canada & the EU.

VICAM’s BPATest pairs immunoaffinity chromatography with liquid chromatography (HPLC, UPLC) combined with fluorescence or mass spectrometry detectors to accurately, precisely, and reliably detect and measure sub-ppb levels of BPA in complex matrices.

Testing Solutions:

  • BPATest

Botanicals

To ensure the purity and safety of botanical products, manufacturers monitor for the presence of mycotoxins such as aflatoxin and ochratoxin A. Botanical and herbal products are subject to global regulatory limits as low as 10 parts per billion (ppb) for ochratoxin A, and 2 ppb for aflatoxin B1 for edible products. VICAM offers a full range of on-site detection systems and laboratory methods for quantitation and confirmation to meet regulatory limits for mycotoxins in botanicals.

Botanicals Mycotoxin Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchra
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB

Coffee

Coffee is among several food and agricultural commodities required to meet regulatory limits for mycotoxins such as ochratoxin. VICAM offers on-site and laboratory based methods for ochratoxin A detection at levels as low as 2 ppb, easily meeting EU and other export regulatory limits. Pro-active monitoring ensures that only the highest quality coffee reaches the marketplace, establishing brand strength and trust across the global supply chain.

Coffee Mycotoxin Testing Solutions:
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB
  • Ochra-V AQUA

Corn

Corn/maize is at risk for the presence of mycotoxins such as aflatoxin, vomitoxin (DON), fumonisin, zearalenone, and ochratoxin. Global regulations set limits for maximum allowable levels of mycotoxins in maize as low as 2 parts per billion (ppb) for aflatoxin B1, 750 ppb deoxynivalenol (DON), 200 ppb fumonisin, 3 ppb ochratoxin A and 60 ppb of zearalenone.

VICAM offers a full range of versatile, practical screening and quantitative solutions for on-site and laboratory detection of mycotoxins in corn.

Corn Mycotoxin Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchraTM HPLC
  • AOZ HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • Afla-V
  • Afla-V AQUA
  • AflaCheck
  • CitriTest
  • DON-V
  • DONCheck
  • DONtest HPLC
  • FumoniTest WB
  • Fumo-V
  • Fumo-V AQUA
  • Myco6in1+
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB
  • FumoniTest

Dairy

If dairy cattle are fed rations containing aflatoxin or other mycotoxins, contamination may appear in the cow’s milk, rendering it unsafe for human consumption. Global regulatory limits for aflatoxin in milk and other dairy products are as low as 0.05 parts per billion, with even lower limits for food intended for children.

VICAM offers rapid, accurate test kits that deliver precise data to ensure dairy products are safe to consume.

Dairy Mycotoxin Testing Solutions:
  • AflaTest
  • Afla M FL+ 1
  • Afla M1 HPLC
  • Afla M1-V
  • Afla-V

DDGs/Ethanol

Ethanol co-products such as dried distillers’ grains (DDG), distillers grains with soluble (DDGS), wet distillers grains (WDGS), and heavy steep water (HSW) are valuable nutrition sources for livestock producers. However, if inbound corn contains aflatoxin, fumonisin or other mycotoxins prior to processing, the final co-products streams will contain concentrated levels of mycotoxins. Rapid, on-site mycotoxin monitoring tools from

VICAM help protect the value of ethanol co-products, ensuring safety and marketability.

DDG / Ethanol Testing Solutions:
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • Afla-V
  • Afla-V AQUA
  • DONtest HPLC
  • DONtest WB
  • DON-V
  • FumoniTest
  • FumoniTest WB
  • Fumo-V
  • Fumo-V AQUA

Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is at risk for mycotoxins such as aflatoxin and ochratoxin A which may be present in the fresh fruit counterpart prior to drying. EU countries enforce maximum allowable limits for dried fruits at levels as low as 5 parts per billion (ppb) for aflatoxin B1 and 10 ppb for ochratoxin A.

VICAM’s complete family of AOAC and USDA approved methods ensure rapid, actionable data to support dried fruit exports worldwide.

  • AflaOchra HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB

Feed and Grain

Corn, wheat, rice, barley, and grain crops are acutely vulnerable to mycotoxins, a family of microcontaminants that pose a threat to quality, safety, and profitability of grain-based products. As regulatory agencies intensify scrutiny of domestic and imported grain commodities for unsafe levels of mycotoxins, farmers, processors, and storage facilities rely on frequent testing at every phase of production. VICAM offers a comprehensive line of GIPSA andAOAC approved mycotoxin testing solutions for feed and grain.

Feed & Grain Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchra HPLC
  • AOZ HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • Afla-V
  • Afla-V AQUA
  • AflaCheck
  • DONtest HPLC
  • DONtest WB
  • DON-V
  • DONCheck
  • FumoniTest
  • FumoniTest WB
  • Fumo-V
  • Fumo-V AQUA
  • Myco6in1+
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB
  • Ochra-V
  • T-2test HPLC
  • T-2/HT-2 HPLC
  • ZearalaTest
  • ZearalaTest WB

Peanuts

Peanut contact with soil during cultivation may result in exposure to mycotoxin-producing molds. Aflatoxin is classified as a Group I carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and is regulated in 60+ countries at levels as low as 2 parts per billion (ppb) for aflatoxin B1 and 4 ppb for total aflatoxins.

Ensure the safety and marketability of peanut products with VICAM’s complete array of AOAC and USDA approved methods for on-site or laboratory detection.

Peanut Testing Solutions:
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • Afla-V
  • Afla-V AQUA

Pet Food

Mycotoxins, the toxic chemical byproducts of naturally occurring molds, are among the most common risks for pet food companies today. The US FDA recommendation for pet foods indicates maximum levels for aflatoxin at less than 20 ppb and less than 5 parts per million (ppm) for deoxynivalenol (DON).

VICAM’s AOAC and USDA-GIPSA approved diagnostic kits provide the most comprehensive and effective tools for mycotoxin monitoring and prevention in pet food.

Pet Food Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchra HPLC
  • AOZ HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • Afla-V
  • Afla-V AQUA
  • DONtest
  • DONtest WB
  • DON-V
  • FumoniTest
  • FumoniTest WB
  • Fumo-V
  • Fumo-V AQUA
  • Myco6in1+
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB
  • T-2test HPLC
  • T2/HT-2 HPLC
  • ZearalaTest
  • ZearalaTest WB

Rice

Like other field crops, rice is vulnerable to the presence of mycotoxins when specific mold species appear during growth, harvest, storage or processing. Aflatoxin B1 is highly toxic – even at very low concentrations – resulting in regulatory limits in most importing countries as low as 2 parts per billion (ppb).

VICAM offers comprehensive screening and detection solutions to ensure a safe, marketable rice supply worldwide.

Rice Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchra HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • Afla-V
  • CitriTest
  • DONtest
  • FumoniTest
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB

Spices

Despite good cultivation practices, spices may be at risk for mycotoxins when environmental conditions encourage mold growth. Aflatoxin and ochratoxin are the most common to affect spice products. Global legislation places maximum allowable limits on domestic and imported food products for levels as low as 2 parts per billion (ppb) in spices.

VICAM’s fast, effective detection solutions deliver AOAC and USDA approved results to help ensure market ready spice products.

Spice Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchra HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB

Tree Nuts

Tree nuts are at risk for the presence of mycotoxins throughout cultivation and storage when environmental conditions favor mold growth. Global regulatory limits in more than 60 countries establish maximum allowable levels of aflatoxin in tree nuts – as low as 2 parts per billion (ppb) for aflatoxin B1.

VICAM offers rapid, accurate diagnostic test kits for aflatoxin screening and quantitation that meet internal quality requirements and strict global regulations for tree nuts.

Tree Nut Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchra HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • Afla-V
  • AflaCheck
  • AflaTest WB
  • AflaTest WB SR
  • OchraTest

Wheat

Wheat and other cereal grains are at risk for the presence of mycotoxins such as aflatoxin, vomitoxin (DON), fumonisin, zearalenone, and ochratoxin. Flour millers, bakeries, and import/export regulations set limits for maximum allowable levels as low as 4 parts per billion for aflatoxin, 3 ppb for ochratoxin A, 75 ppb for zearalenone, 500 ppb for deoxynivalenol (DON) and 1,750 ppb for fumonisin. VICAM offers a complete family of screening and quantitative solutions for on-site and laboratory detection of mycotoxins in wheat.

Wheat Testing Solutions:
  • AflaOchra HPLC
  • AflaTest
  • AflaTest WB
  • Afla-V
  • DONtest
  • DONtest WB
  • DON-V
  • OchraTest
  • OchraTest WB
  • Ochra-V
  • T-2 test HPLC
  • ZearalaTest

Certifications

Afla-V Aqua

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AflaTest FGIS method

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BIT Group USA - San Diego

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BIT_ISO

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BPA in Carbonate Noncarbonate IAC purification_ UPLC with fluorescence detector

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DON-V COC FGIS

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Fumo-V AQUA COC FGIS

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VICAM COC FGIS 2019

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