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Feasibility study for the production of certified calibrants for the determination of deoxynivalenol and other b-trichothecenes (DONCALIBRANT)

Objective

B-trichothecenes are highly toxic mycotoxins produced by Fusarium moulds in cereals. A problem for regulation and control of B-trichothecenes is the lack of comparability of measurement results obtained for these toxins as a result of the use of inappropriate calibrants. The objective of the project is to develop the ability to produce and certify calibrants for their concentrations of four relevant B-trichothecenes including deoxynivalenol related to the monitoring of these mycotoxins in cereals, food and feed. Research work to be carried out within the proposed project comprises studies on isolation and characterization of purified solid B-trichothecenes at purity levels >97%, the preparation of calibrants as test batches for future certified reference materials, the determination of molar absorption coefficients, homogeneity and stability studies and the performance of an intercomparison study with 14 participants.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR AGROBIOTECHNOLOGY IN TULLN
Address
20,Konrad Lorenzstrasse 20
3430 Tulln
Austria

Participants (4)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Belgium
Address
Retieseweg
2440 Geel
DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ York
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
Undervisningsplan 6D
750 07 Uppsala