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The work described in this report is part of a project supported by the European Commission, Standards, Measurements and Testing Programme to improve the analytical methods and to study the feasibility of preparing certified reference materials for the determination of ochratoxin A. The project has involved the second interlaboratory study of methods, using two pig kidney materials known to be frequently contaminated with ochratoxin A. Nineteen laboratories from ten European Union Member States took part in this second study to determine the ochratoxin A content of a blank pig kidney material and a material naturally contaminated with ochratoxin A. Two methods using immunoaffinity columns, and one using more traditional methods were employed to clean-up the extracts before quantification of the ochratoxin by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

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Authors: GIBBS P A, Leatherhead Food Research Association (GB);COOKE M V, Leatherhead Food Research Association (GB);ENTWISTLE A C, Leatherhead Food Research Association (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18458 EN (1998) 123pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII-C-5, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4342-4
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