19 September 2013 | News | By Bureau Report
VICAM, a provider of mycotoxin testing solutions world over and a Business entity of Waters Corporation that creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations, has recently introduced a first of its kind Mobile Application that provides instant access to global mycotoxin regulations. The App, available for download on Google Play, iTunes Store or www.commodityregs.com, enables instant searchable results for mycotoxin limits by geography and commodity or food type in seconds.
With the Global Mycotoxin Regulations Tool Mobile App, food manufacturers and exporters can obtain critical regulatory data without general web searches, saving both time and resources. In addition, customers can search products using commodity and finished product images, simplifying the search process and ensuring that clear and actionable results are available to stakeholders in food and agriculture markets worldwide.
"The Mobile App for the Global Mycotoxin Regulations Tool expands the functionality of the tool so that farmer, processor and exporter will all have access to the data they need. Users will be able to meet the complex demands of the global marketplace, while knowing they are minimizing the impact of mycotoxins on human and animal health," says Marjorie Radlo, General Manager, Director of Operations, for VICAM.
Mycotoxins are naturally occurring chemical byproducts of ubiquitous mold species which are natural inhabitants of crop soils. Severe rain or drought can encourage mycotoxin production and, once released, mycotoxins are difficult to manage and virtually impossible to destroy. The USDA, FDA, EU, and other international government agencies impose specific regulations and guidelines for acceptable levels of mycotoxins. Producers and exporters use on-site and laboratory testing to ensure regulatory compliance and to protect human and animal health from illnesses associated with mycotoxins, including cancer and feed refusal in animals.