Patulin in apple juices from the Romanian market.


The aim of this study was to determine patulin levels in apple-based juices from the Romanian market and to establish a health risk assessment. For this purpose, 50 samples of apple-based juices have been purchased from the Romanian market. Aliquots were extracted by liquid-liquid extraction using ethyl acetate, analysed and quantified using a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method. The patulin level in the apple juices from Romania ranged between <0.7 μg/l and 101.9 μg/l. In 6% of the 50 samples analysed, the maximum limit for patulin as set by the European Union (50 μg/l) was exceeded.

DOI: 10.1080/19393210.2013.861518

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@article{Oroian2014PatulinIA, title={Patulin in apple juices from the Romanian market.}, author={Mircea Oroian and Sonia Amariei and Gheorghe Gutt}, journal={Food additives & contaminants. Part B, Surveillance}, year={2014}, volume={7 2}, pages={147-50} }