Alltech Mycotoxin Management program receives Star Feed Additive Award

Farm Forum

GUANGZHOU, China –The Alltech Mycotoxin Management program once again took home top honors in China with recognition as a ‘star’ in the feed trade.

Online media outlet China Feed Industry Information Network recently presented the Alltech Mycotoxin Management program with the Star Feed Additive—Top 5 Mycotoxin Solution award. The award comes after seven phases of online voting and a review by a 30-member expert team.

This was the second award that the Mycotoxin Management program has received in China as China Animal Health Magazine bestowed the program with the 2014 Double Effect Star Solution award.

Since its inception, the Alltech Mycotoxin Management program has been recognized globally. The Alltech 37+ mycotoxin analysis garnered a one-star innovation award in late 2013 from INNOV’SPACE in France, a distinction program that awards new product and service innovations in agriculture. Last year Alltech’s 37+ mycotoxin analysis program was selected as one of the Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award recipients at the 2014 World Dairy Expo.

The 37+ program, using an improved liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry method, analyzes for multiple mycotoxin contamination in a given feed sample. The program provides a risk assessment and calculates the risk equivalent quantity (risk factor multiplied by the quantity of mycotoxin) for the submitted feedstuff sample. The Mycotoxin Management team then provides a complete contamination report as well as recommendations for management and nutritional applications that can assist with mycotoxin prevention and control.

“Historically, both the analytical and the commercial side of mycotoxin management have focused on identifying and addressing individual mycotoxins. However, forages and grains are naturally contaminated with multiple toxins,” said Nick Adams, global director for the Alltech Mycotoxin Management team. “Through advances in laboratory analysis and solutions-based approaches, Alltech has demonstrated its commitment to identifying, managing and addressing this broad spectrum challenge.”