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Aflatoxin and ochratoxin A contamination of retail foods and intake of these mycotoxins in Japan.
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PMID:  18720158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A survey was undertaken of aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1)), B(2) (AFB(2)), G(1) (AFG(1)), G(2) (AFG(2)), ochratoxin A (OTA), and fumonisin B(1) (FB(1)), B(2) (FB(2)) and B(3) (FB(3)) contamination of various retail foods in Japan during 2004-05. The mycotoxins were analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) or high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC). Aflatoxins (AFs) were detected in ten of 21 peanut butter and in 22 of 44 bitter chocolate samples; the highest level of AFB(1), 2.59 microg kg(-1), was found in peanut butter. Aflatoxin contamination was not observed in corn products (n = 55), corn (n = 110), peanuts (n = 120), buckwheat flour (n = 23), dried buckwheat noodles (n = 59), rice (n = 83) or sesame oil (n = 20). OTA was detected in 120 out of 192 samples of oatmeal, wheat flour, rye, buckwheat flour, raw coffee, roasted coffee, raisin, beer, wine and bitter chocolate, but not in rice or corn products. OTA levels in the positive samples were below 13 microg kg(-1). AFs and OTA intakes through the consumption of foods containing cacao were estimated using the data for mycotoxin contamination in bitter chocolate and those for the consumption of foods containing cacao in Japan.
S Kumagai; M Nakajima; S Tabata; E Ishikuro; T Tanaka; H Norizuki; Y Itoh; K Aoyama; K Fujita; S Kai; T Sato; S Saito; N Yoshiike; Y Sugita-Konishi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2008-8-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-5122     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
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