Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Demonstrate your proficiency analyzing for Fumonisins


Did you know that AOCS LPP (Laboratory Proficiency Program) has a Fumonisin series?

Fumonisins are environmental toxins produced by certain species of the Fusarium molds. These toxins have been found worldwide. Fumonisins B1, B2, and B3 are the major fumonisins produced in nature. Fumonisin B1,  the most prevalent in corn, interferes with sphingolipid metabolism and has been implicated in diseases including cancers and organ lesions. Regulatory agencies around the world have specified maximum levels for fumonisins in human foods and in animal feeds, and testing is critical for laboratories at every stage of sales and production.

The AOCS Fumonisin series includes 6 corn meal samples spiked with unspecified levels of fumonisin toxins. Analysts test for fumonisins B1, B2, and B3 using their choice of method. Superior performance in this series provides assurance to your stakeholders, customers and regulators – and gains you the international recognition that you deserve.

Enrollment for series Fumonisin is available now. Deadline to enroll in all 3 quarters is August 20, 2021. Analysts who participate in all quarters of the series may apply to be an Approved Chemist. Approval is earned by superior performance during the previous LPP year.

Laboratories with Approved Chemists are featured in the AOCS Recommended Lab Directory

Learn more about the Approved Chemist Program 

If you have questions about this program, please contact Dawn Shepard, Laboratory Proficiency Program Manager at


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