What are Aflatoxins?
Aflatoxins are a group of mycotoxins considered to be very poisonous carcinogenic compounds produced by certain types of molds. Aflatoxins can be very dangerous for those with compromised immune systems and thus Testing for Aflatoxins in Cannabis is a required test under the Cannabis Act.
Aflatoxin Test Details
- Validated AOAC or European Pharmacopeia Methods
- Instrumentation: HPLC and UV Detector
- Sample Matrices: Fresh or dried cannabis, raw materials, Cannabis oil products
- Reporting Limit: Total Aflatoxins (B1+B2+G1+G2) < 20 µg/kg (ppb) Aflatoxin B1 < 5 µg/kg (ppb)
Ochratoxin A is another mycotoxin subgroup also shown to be carcinogenic. Testing for Ochratoxin A is required to export Cannabis product into other countries that have legalized medical cannabis. We follow the EP method for Ochratoxin A testing.
Aflatoxins can be extremely harmful to humans and is an Cannabis Act requirement to have a certificate of analysis clean of aflatoxins before product release.