Aflatoxin B-1, total aflatoxin and ochratoxin A levels in wheat flour


Buyukunal S. K. , VURAL A.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.19, ss.4075-4082, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.4075-4082

Özet

In this study, 100 wheat flour specimens were analyzed with the ELISA technique regarding the amounts of total aflatoxin (AF), aflatoxin B-1 (AFB1) and ochratoxin A (OTA). The AF, AFB1 and OTA contaminations in the specimens were found to be 71, 0 and 87 %, respectively. The specimens with AF and AFB1 levels exceeding the maximum limits defined by the Turkish Food Codex and European Commission constituted 5 % of all, while the OTA contents did not exceed the allowed limits in any of the specimens that have been examined.