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Abstract

Methods for determination of aflatoxins in paprika, peanut butter, pistachio paste, fig paste and baby food were developed. The methods employ an immunoaffinity cleanup step and reversed-phase liquid chromatography. All steps of the analysis were tested for their suitability for all matrices with focus on method robustness, simplicity, toxicology, environment, and user friendliness. Extraction procedures, chromatographic separation and post column derivatisation techniques were elaborated for this purpose. The methods were statistically validated in collaborative trials at currently established legal limits for aflatoxins and are in the process of adoption as official methods by CEN and AOAC.

Additional information

Authors: STROKA J, EC-JRC, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Ispra (IT);ANKLAM E, EC-JRC, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Ispra (IT);PETZ M, Bergische Universitõt Gesamthochschule Wuppertal (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Mycotoxin Research. Vol.16 (2000), pp.23-42
Record Number: 200013730 / Last updated on: 2001-09-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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