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This article summarises the preparation of five animal feed reference materials and the measurement exercises that led to the certification of their aflatoxin B(1) contents. RM 262 peanut meal was prepared from uncontaminated peanut products. RM 263 and 264 peanut meals were prepared from naturally contaminated and uncontaminated peanuts to obtain the desired aflatoxin B(1) mass fractions. RM 375 and RM 376 were made by blending dairy feed (contaminated or decontaminated) with several food compounds. The investigation was carried out by 17 laboratories using a variety of extraction and clean up procedures. All used chromatographic conditions to determine the exact mass fractions. The materials may be employed to establish or confirm calibration curves or to check the performance of a method.

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Authors: VAN EGMOND H P ET AL., National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Bilthoven (NL);PATEL S, The Lord Rank Research Centre, High Wycombe (GB);TUINSTRA L G M, State Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products, Wageningen (NL);WOOD G, Leatherhead Food Research Association (GB);BOENKE A ET AL., European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Food Additives and Contaminants, Vol. II (1994) No. 4, pp. 449-477
Record Number: 199411266 / Last updated on: 1994-11-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en