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The report describes the preparation of two wheat and two maize cereal reference materials and the certification of their 4-deoxynivalenol contents (mass fraction). Reference materials RM 378 and RM 379 were prepared from naturally contaminated maize and wheat flour blended with uncontaminated materials to achieve the desired 4-deoxynivalenol contents. Details are given of the milling, blending and packaging procedure, and the investigations to verify homogeneity and stability of the materials. The reference materials RM 377 and 396 were prepared from uncontaminated wheat and maize samples respectively. The certification exercise was carried out by five laboratories (with a further three laboratories providing supporting data) using a variety of extraction and clean-up procedures with either high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or gas chromatography (GC) as the determinative stages.

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Authors: JILBERT J G, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Norwich (GB);WAGSTAFFE P J, CEC Bruxelles (BE);BOENKE A, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14407 EN (1993) 50 pp., MF, ECU 4
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Record Number: 199310541 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en