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The objectives of the project were:

- The development of efficient sampling and sample preparation procedures for the estimation of the aflatoxin content of consignments of animal feedingstuffs;
- The determination of the precision of the developed sampling and sample preparation methodologies (eg grinding and mixing) in the hands of a variety of laboratories, including those with national responsibilities within the Member States.

The commodities utilized in this study were copra meal pellets, copra cake, corn gluten feed pellets, palm kernel cake and cottonseed cake. ake.

Additional information

Authors: COKER R ET AL, Natural Resources Institute, Chatham (GB);DEFIZE P ET AL, TNO Centre for Applied Statistics, Delft (NL);BUCHHOLZ H, Universität Hamburg, Institut für Angewandte Botanik (DE);HOOGLAND H ET AL, State Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products, Centrum de Born, Wageningen (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18542 EN (1998) 91pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII-C-5, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4438-2
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