Ergot alkaloid determination
Analysis of alkaloids produced by the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea (ergometrine, ergotamine, ergosine, ergocristine, ergocryptine, ergocornine, as well as the corresponding -inine epimers) in food or supplement products.
In accordance with EU regulations, materials that potentially require testing include the following:
Processed cereal-based foods for infants and young children
Milling products of barley, wheat, spelt, rye, and oats
Compliance can be evaluated using the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1399 as a reference.
- Suitable sample matrices
- Food, feed, and supplements
- Required sample quantity
- 200 g or 200 ml
- Typical turnaround time
- 2 weeks after receiving the samples
- Quality system
- Accredited test method
- Device types