Survey of selected mycotoxins in food.

  title={Survey of selected mycotoxins in food.},
  author={William Fritz and Reinhard Engst},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part. B, Pesticides, food contaminants, and agricultural wastes},
  volume={16 2},
The contamination of a variety of foods with the mycotoxins aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, M1, ochratoxin A, patulin, and byssochlamic acid was investigated. With the developed methods, the identification was made possible by in situ fluorescence spectral analysis with a far reaching exclusion of substances which simulate sycotoxins. Aflatoxin B1 was detected in 2 samples of 105 spontaneously moulded food specimens and only in 1 of a group of 198 food samples that were obviously not moulded. Aflatoxin… CONTINUE READING

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