Mycotoxins: substantial expansion of our scope on August 21th

On August 21st, we launch a substantial expansion of our mycotoxin analysis scope. As a proven specialist in mycotoxin analyses, we have not only further developed our existing method for regulated mycotoxins, we can also announce the inclusion of new emerging mycotoxins.

We ask you to read the information carefully since it also contains necessary practical info when requesting analyses.

Evolutions in regulatory mycotoxins – Method code: MYC

In our existing mycotoxin scope, we have included mycotoxins that are covered in Regulation EC 1881/2006. This regulation lays down maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuff.
Recently limits have been revised and new foodstuffs have been added to the Regulation.

Specific method for babyfood – Method code: AOL_01_A

In the optimization of our analysis offer for our customers in the babyfood sector, we now offer, next to the MYC method, a special package with the following compounds at babyfood level. This method is replacing the current AFLL method:

  • Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2
  • Ochratoxin A (OTA)

Emerging mycotoxins: prepare for future limits – Method code: MYC_02_A

Furthermore, for some non regulated but emerging mycotoxins, EFSA has requested the member states to gather data to carry out an accurate exposure assessment. This assessment may lead to new limits with the aim to protect the public health. We’ve included an important part of these emerging mycotoxins in our scope to help our customers to prepare for possible future limits.

Inclusion of ergot alkaloids – Method code: ERGO_01_A

New in our portfolio are also the emerging mycotoxins ergot alkaloids.Ergot alkaloids are naturally occurring tryptophan-derived mycotoxins produced by fungi, mainly members of the Claviceps spp. They are often found on barley, wheat and titricale and are extremely toxic.
In the near future, we expect that regulatory limits will be established for these mycotoxins. Furthermore, for ergot sclerotia (compact mass of hardened fungal mycelium containing food reserves), there is already a regulatory limit for unprocessed grains (except maize and rice) of 0.5g/kg infected kernels.

Technical details


Cereals, fruits, nuts and other fruit items



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Reporting time

3-5 working days
Faster reporting times are possible. Please contact us for more details.


This renewed scope also comes with new method codes when registering your samples in extranet. The existing code MYC will remain available when you request the renewed multimethod for regulated mycotoxins. Please find the new method codes in the following overview of our new portfolio.

Method code

Included mycotoxins


  • 3- and 15-Acetyldeoxynivalenol
  • Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2
  • Cytochalasine E
  • Deoxynivalenol (DON)
  • Fumonisins B1 and B2
  • Nivalenol
  • Ochratoxin A (OTA)
  • T-2 / HT-2 toxin
  • Zearalenone

[AOL_01_A] (lowered RL for babyfood- replaces AFLL)

  • Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2
  • Ochratoxin A (OTA)


  • Patulin


  • Aflatoxin M1


  • Alternariol
  • Alternariol-ME
  • Beauvericin
  • Citrinin
  • Diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS)
  • DON-3-glucoside
  • Enniatins A, A1, B, B1
  • Moniliformin
  • Roquefortine C
  • Sterigmatocystin


  • Ergocristine
  • Ergocristinine
  • Ergotamine
  • Ergotaminine
  • Ergocryptine
  • Ergocryptinine
  • Ergometrine
  • Ergometrinine
  • Ergosine
  • Ergosinine
  • Ergocornine
  • Ergocorninine


New certificates – more info

The new internal certificates will be available on the client portal of our website starting from August 16th.

Do you wish more info about prices, individual mycotoxins, please contact our customer care team or your personal market manager.