Jul. 30, 2021
Eurofins Abraxis, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of test kits and systems for laboratory analyses, announces that its ELISA assay (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for the detection of Glyphosate, Eurofins Abraxis Glyphosate ELISA Kit, has been granted AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested Methods (PTM) status (AOAC Cert. No. 072104) for use with whole grain durum wheat, whole grain oats, oat groats, dried yellow peas, and dried red lentils. The Eurofins Abraxis Glyphosate ELISA Kit is the first rapid method to receive this certification status.
First introduced in the 1970’s, glyphosate is the most widely applied herbicide for controlling grasses and broadleaf weeds in both agricultural and non-crop environments. Its widespread adoption coincided with the introduction of crops genetically modified to tolerate glyphosate, allowing farmers to target weeds while protecting their valuable crops. Recent consumer pressures have resulted in an increase in commodity testing for glyphosate throughout branded food manufacturing supply chains.
With limits for glyphosate in various crop commodities established by country, the sensitivity of the Eurofins Abraxis Glyphosate ELISA Kit allows the detection of glyphosate at concentrations below current requirement levels.
Receiving the AOAC Research Institute’s Performance Tested MethodsSM status demonstrates Eurofins Technologies’ commitment to providing high quality test methods to its food customers who are seeking a faster, easier and more cost-effective method to test for glyphosate in various commodities.