With the recent rains, there have been a number of reports of “moldy corn” , The following Minnesota Crop News Blog brings this issue to light. Its a very good article that looks at the current state of moldy corn and offers suggestions to help remedy the corn.
At Midwest Laboratories, we are seeing more samples being sent in for mycotoxin analysis by LC/MS. Fusarium – can be analyzed by locating two of the most common molds: Fumonisin(B1, B2, B3) and Zearalenone
As people begin shopping for Christmas presents. It is becoming apparent that toy producers are still making toys with high levels of lead. A consumer group has found some toys that have recently been recalled. Midwest Laboratories conducts lead and heavy metals testing using xrf technology.
Next week an important vote will be taking place in Ohio regarding livestock rules. Hopefully, creating a livestock board with agriculture leaders and animal health experts will be the trend to help combat the issues raised by animal activits. Read this article! We will all be waiting with anticipation next week.