Aflatoxin B1 in chilies from the Punjab region, Pakistan

  title={Aflatoxin B1 in chilies from the Punjab region, Pakistan},
  author={Shahzad Zafar Iqbal and R Russell M Paterson and Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti and Muhammad Rafique Asi and Munir Ahmad Sheikh and Haq Nawaz Bhatti},
  journal={Mycotoxin Research},
The occurrence of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in chilies from Pakistan was determined by using HPLC in work undertaken in Pakistan. Whole (n = 22) and powdered (n = 22) chilies were analyzed. Sixteen (73.0%) and 19 (86.4%) samples of whole and ground chilies, respectively, were contaminated. The mean concentration in powdered chilies (32.20 μg/kg) was higher statistically than in whole chilies (24.69 μg/kg). Concentrations ranged from 0.00 to 89.56 μg/kg for powdered chilies, compared with 0.00–96.3 μg… CONTINUE READING

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