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Jang M-R.,Test and Analytical Center | Lee C.-H.,Test and Analytical Center | Choi I.-S.,Test and Analytical Center | Shin C.-S.,Test and Analytical Center | And 4 more authors.
Korean Journal of Food Science and Technology | Year: 2011

abs Zearalenone (ZEA) is an estrogenic mycotoxin mainly produced by Fusarium graminerum, a species which colonizes a wide variety of cereals, including wheat, barley and processed products. A survey of ZEA contamination was conducted on 141 dried confectioneries, 59 breads and rice cakes, 135 noodles and 101 other products, for a total of 432 commercial samples. Samples were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) after immunoaffinity clean-up and was confirmed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LCMS/ MS). The limits of detection and quantification were 2.0 and 6.0 μg/kg, respectively. The recovery ranged from 80.2% to 98.4% in the cereal based product. ZEA was detected in 38 samples (8.8% incidence), including 3 snack, 2 biscuit and 33 other cereal products. The ZEA contamination levels were in the range of 5.38-53.76 μg/kg. Finally, LC-MS/MS analysis of the contaminated samples was conducted to confirm the detected ZEA, and all 38 samples showing ZEA by HPLC-FLD were confirmed by LC-MS/MS. © The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology. Source

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