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Development of improved methods of analysis for Fumonisins
Project Code: C03046
Patel, S ; Shah, I; Searson, E; Hazel, C
The highly toxic fumonisin mycotoxins (FB1, FB2 and FB3) frequently occur in maize that is intended for food production in the UK. These mycotoxins are frequently detected in maize based foods. Quantitative analysis of these toxins is difficult, with analytical results prone to vary between laboratories, sometimes by orders of magnitude. To produce meaningful intake data on these mycotoxins to be used in risk assessment, robust quantitative methods must be available and in use in analytical laboratories.
The aim of this investigation was to develop improved methods of quantitatively analysing maize based foodstuffs for fumonisins to aid in the generation of meaningful intake data on these mycotoxins to be used in risk assessment.
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