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Abstract

The mycotoxin aflatoxin M1 (AfM1) is a serious food safety hazard for which the European Commission has already established a maximum permissible level of 0.05 mu g/kg AfM1 in milk and milk products. This report describes the preparation of three whole milk powder reference materials ERMBD282 (zero level), ERM-BD283 (low level) and ERM-BD284 (high level) and the certification of their individual aflatoxin M1 mass fractions. ERM-BD282, ERM-BD283, ERM-BD284 were originally certified as BCR-282R, BCR-283R, BCR-284R. The certified values were calculated as the unweighted arithmetic mean values of results delivered by a number of experienced labaoratories participating in a collaborative characterisation exercise. Uncertainties were calculated in compliance with the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) and include uncertainties due to possible inhomogeneity and instability.

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Authors: JOSEPHS R D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);KOEBER R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);BERNREUTHER A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);SCHIMMEL H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);ULBERTH F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21202 EN (2004), 46 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-7684-2
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