In Constanta, Romania, SGS has launched aflatoxin testing using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Strategically located and operating since 1995, SGS’s Constanta laboratory has been offering aflatoxin analysis using the ELISA method since 2011. The upgrade to HPLC is just part of our investment in new equipment and skills. At the same time, we have invested in the lab’s sample preparation capabilities, significantly improving aflatoxin testing turnaround times. Test results can now be delivered within five hours.

Supporting timely decision making for clients and helping them make decisions on cargoes already in port, we have established 24 hour working for aflatoxin analyses.

As of November 2013, our Constanta laboratory has conducted some 3,512 mycotoxin analyses, focusing on aflatoxins and aflatoxin B.