Atsuo Uyama

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Mycotoxins are frequent contaminants of grains, and breweries need, therefore, to pay close attention to the risk of contamination in beer made from such grains as barley and corn. The fate of 14 types of mycotoxin (aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, patulin, trichothecenes, and zearalenone) during beer brewing was investigated in this study. Malt(More)
Glyphosate and glufosinate are non-selective herbicides that have been extensively used worldwide. Their ionic and water-soluble characteristics often make it difficult to analyze them, especially in food components. A method was developed in this study for the simultaneous analysis of glyphosate, glufosinate, and three metabolic products in beer, barley(More)
We developed a simple and accurate method for determining ochratoxin A (OTA) in ready-to-drink coffee, using an immunoaffinity column for cleanup and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) for identification and quantification. When uniformly stable isotope-labeled OTA (U-[(13)C(20)]-OTA) was employed as an internal standard, the recovery(More)
An analytical method was developed for the identification and quantification of 15 mycotoxins (patulin, nivalenol, deoxynivalenol, aflatoxin B(1), B(2), G(1), G(2), M(1), T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, zearalenone, fumonisin B(1), B(2), B(3), and ochratoxin A) in beer-based drinks (beer, low-malt beer, new genre, and nonalcoholic) by a modified QuEChERS method and(More)
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a contaminant of grain and fruit and has one of the highest levels of carcinogenicity of any natural toxin. AFB1 and the fungi that produce it can also contaminate the raw materials used for beer and wine manufacture, such as corn and grapes. Therefore, brewers must ensure strict monitoring to reduce the risk of contamination. In this(More)
An analytical method using two solid phase extractions and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) was developed for the identification and quantification of 14 mycotoxins (patulin, deoxynivalenol, aflatoxins B(1), B(2), G(1), G(2), M(1), T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, zearalenone, fumonisins B(1), B(2), B(3),(More)
Mycotoxins are frequent contaminants of grains and critical risk substances for brewers. Fermented barley mash contaminated artificially with 13 representative mycotoxins was distilled with small-scale apparatuses to elucidate the possibility of mycotoxin transfer from mash to distillates. None of these were detected in the distillates. The distillation(More)
The contaminants in a beverage product that had been reported to have a strange taste were identified. By comparative analysis with the normal product using liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS), six unknown compounds were detected in the total ion current chromatograms of the product in question.(More)
We developed a method for simultaneous analysis of nine trichothecenes (nivalenol, deoxynivalenol, fusarenon-X, neosolaniol, 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol, 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol, diacetoxyscirpenol, HT-2 toxin, and T-2 toxin). Trichothecenes in samples were extracted with acetonitrile-water (1 : 1) and purified using a QuEChERS kit and a multi-functional(More)
The fates of more than 300 pesticide residues were investigated in the course of beer brewing. Ground malt artificially contaminated with pesticides was brewed via steps such as mashing, boiling, and fermentation. Analytical samples were taken from wort, spent grain, and beer produced at certain key points in the brewing process. The samples were extracted(More)