With the final validation report confirmed and issued, now Ringbio VITEST TM Vitamin B9 (folic acid) Test Kit is ILVO validated. According to Dr. Wim Reybroeck, head of ILVO chemical analysis laboratory, this Vitamin B9 Test kit is a simple and easy test for the determination of folic acid in dairy powders.
This validation at ILVO-T&V (Technology & Food Science Unit of the Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food) in Melle, Belgium concerns a quantitative
determination of folic acid in milk powders (whole fat, skimmed). The following analytical parameters were checked: test accuracy (recovery), test specificity/selectivity and test repeatability intrarun and interrun.
About Vitamin B9 Test kit
The kit is based on microbiology method (AOAC Official Method (992.05) with optimization of reaction carrier into the microtiter plate. It is specially designed and optimized for dairy powder producers, such as baby formula. More information can be found here.
The Flanders Research Institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Through this research, ILVO accumulates fundamental and applied knowledge which is vital for the improvement of products and production methods for quality control and the safety of end products, and for the amelioration of policy instruments as a foundation for sector development and agricultural policy for rural areas.
The ILVO screening laboratory is the expert laboratory of AOAC and AFNOR, as well as the European expert laboratory. In the screening laboratory for antibiotics, foodstuffs of animal origin and water can be screened using microbiological tests for the presence of inhibitory substances (mainly antibiotics and chemotherapeutics). Foods of animal origin can also be group specific analysed with immunological, Charm II- and receptor tests for the presence of residus of β-lactam antibiotics, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, streptomycins, macrolides & lincosamides, quinolones and chloramphenicol. Kiwis can also be immunologically screened for the presence of streptomycins.