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Determination of fumonisins at levels of interest for future EU legislation: Development of an analytical method and interlaboratory validation for maize flour and cornflakes

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Abstract

This report describes the development of a new analytical method for the determination of fumonisin B(1) (FB(1) and fumonisin B(2) (FB(2) in different maize products (maize flour, cornflakes, extruded maize, muffms and infant formula) and its interlaboratory validation specifically for maize flour and cornflakes. This is the second and final report of a project supported by the European Commission -Standards Measurements and Testing Programme (SMT, Contract No. SMT4-CT97-2193) aimed to the development and validation of a horizontal method satisfying the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) acceptance criteria for recovery, repeatability and reproducibility .The method was developed following the results of a ruggedness-test which allowed to identify the two most important critical factors (extr1tion solvent and clean-up step) that affect method performances (see previous report, EUR 19096 EN).

Additional information

Authors: VISCONTI A, Institute of Toxins and Mycotoxins from Plant Parasites (ITEM), CNR Bari (IT);SOLFRIZZO M, Institute of Toxins and Mycotoxins from Plant Parasites (ITEM), CNR Bari (IT);DE GIROLAMO A, Institute of Toxins and Mycotoxins from Plant Parasites (ITEM), CNR Bari (IT);BOENKE A, EC, Standards, Measurements and Testing Programme (SMT) Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19451 EN (2001), pp.104. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from Documentation service DG Research. Fax: +32-2-2969930
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-1006-X
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