A five-year contract has been awarded to Charm Sciences, Inc. by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), A five-year contract has been awarded to Charm Sciences, Inc. by the USDA-GIPSA* to monitor Deoxynivalenol (DON), commonly referred to as vomitoxin in feed and grains, utilizing Charm’s ROSA DONQ-FAST5 Test. This five-minute quantitative test extracts DON from samples using water

“We are very happy to be awarded this contract to support GIPSA’s vomitoxin testing program,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager at Charm Sciences. “The DONQ-FAST5 test is GIPSA approved for 12 commodities and Charm-validated for an additional 15 commodities. In addition to the DONQ-FAST5 test, last month GIPSA awarded us a five year contract to monitor aflatoxin. It has been an exciting spring for us."

GIPSA offers quantitative aflatoxin and DON testing services nationwide (US) for exported and domestic grains. In May, Charm Sciences received a GIPSA contract for its ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (water-based) and ROSA FAST Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (solvent-based) to be used in GIPSA’s aflatoxin testing program

Charm Sciences is a world leader provider of food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostics.

*U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)