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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research

Title: Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2012 – 2013

item Berthiller, F
item Burdaspal, P
item Crews, C
item Iha, M
item Krska, R
item Lattanzio, V
item Macdonald, S
item Malone, R
item Maragos, Chris
item Stroka, J
item Whitaker, T

Submitted to: World Mycotoxin Journal
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/2/2013
Publication Date: 2/1/2014
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Citation: Berthiller, F., Burdaspal, P.A., Crews, C., Iha, M.H., Krska, R., Lattanzio, V.M., MacDonald, S., Malone, R.J., Maragos, C.M., Stroka, J., Whitaker, T.B. 2014. Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2012 – 2013. World Mycotoxin Journal. 7(1):3-33.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This review highlights developments in mycotoxin analysis and sampling over a period between mid-2012 and mid-2013. It covers the major mycotoxins: aflatoxins, Alternaria toxins, ergot alkaloids, fumonisins, ochratoxin, patulin, trichothecenes, and zearalenone. A wide range of analytical methods for mycotoxin determination in food and feed were developed last year, in particular immunochemical methods and liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) based methods. After a chapter on sampling and sample preparation, due to the rapid spread and developments in the field of LC-MS/MS multimycotoxin methods, a separate section has been devoted to this area of research. It is followed by a chapter on mycotoxins in botanicals and spices, before continuing with the format of previous reviews in this series with dedicated chapters on method developments for the individual mycotoxins.

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