USDA-GIPSA (FGIS) Awards 5 Year Contract for Vomitoxin Tests to Charm Sciences

DONQ-FAST5 Lateral Flow Quantitative Test

Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) awarded a five year contract to Charm Sciences to monitor Deoxynivalenol (DON), commonly referred to as vomitoxin in feed and grains utilizing Charm’s ROSA DONQ-FAST5 Test. This 5 minute quantitative test extracts DON from samples using water.

“We are very happy to be awarded this contract to support GIPSA’s vomitoxin testing program,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager at Charm Sciences. “The DONQ-FAST5 test is GIPSA approved for 12 commodities and Charm-validated for an additional 15 commodities. In addition to the DONQ-FAST5 test, last month GIPSA awarded us a five year contract to monitor aflatoxin. It has been an exciting spring for us.”

GIPSA offers quantitative aflatoxin and DON testing services nationwide (US) for exported and domestic grains. In May, Charm Sciences received a GIPSA contract for its ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (water-based) and ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (solvent-based) to be used in GIPSA’s aflatoxin testing program.

About Charm Sciences, Inc.

Charm Sciences is a world leader provider of food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostics. Charm’s diagnostics portfolio includes test kits and systems for antibiotics, mycotoxins, pesticides, alkaline phosphatase, pathogens, end product microbial assessment, allergen control, water quality and ATP hygiene. Directly and through its network of distributors, Charm products serve the food, beverage, water, pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, environmental, and industrial markets in more than 100 countries. Customers rely on Charm products for excellence in quality, innovation and customer support.


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