|Van Egmond, H|
Submitted to: World Mycotoxin Journal
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/7/2011
Publication Date: 2/1/2012
Citation: Shephard, G.S., Berthiller, F., Burdaspal, P.A., Crews, C., Jonker, M.A., Krska, R., Macdonald, S., Malone, R.J., Maragos, C.M., Sabino, M., Solfrizzo, M., Van Egmond, H.P., Whitaker, T.B. 2012. Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2010 - 2011. World Mycotoxin Journal. 5(1):3-30. Interpretive Summary: The manuscript reviews the most recent developments in analytical methods for the detection of mycotoxins. The report is an annual update of the field and encompasses all of the major and some of the minor mycotoxins. The information in this report is valuable for individuals and organizations responsible for monitoring mycotoxins in the human food and animal feed supplies as part of efforts to protect human and animal health.
Technical Abstract: This review highlights developments in mycotoxin analysis and sampling over a period between mid-2010 and mid-2011. It covers the major mycotoxins aflatoxins, Alternaria toxins, ergot alkaloids, fumonisins, ochratoxin, patulin, trichothecenes, and zearalenone. Analytical methods for mycotoxins continue to be developed and published. Despite much interest in immunological methods and in the rapid development of LC-MS methodology, more conventional methods, sometimes linked to novel clean-up protocols, have also been the subject of research publications over the above period. Occurrence of mycotoxins falls outside the main focus of this review; however, where relevant to analytical method development, this has been mentioned.