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Research Project: Improved Analytical Technologies for Detection of Foodborne Toxins and Their Metabolites

Location: Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research

Title: Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2019-2020

item TITTLEMEIR, SHERYL - Canadian Grain Commission
item CRAMER, BENEDICT - University Of Munster
item DALL'ASTA, CHIARA - University Of Parma
item DEROSA, MARIA - Carleton University - Canada
item LATTANZIO, VERONICA - National Research Council - Italy
item MALONE, RYAN - Trilogy Laboratory
item Maragos, Chris
item STRANSKA, MARIA - University Of Chemistry And Technology
item SUMARAH, MARK - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada

Submitted to: World Mycotoxin Journal
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/16/2020
Publication Date: 1/22/2021
Citation: Tittlemeir, S.A., Brunkhorst, J., Cramer, B., DeRosa, M.C., Lattanzio, V.M.T., Malone, R., Maragos, C., Stranska, M., Sumarah, M.W. 2021. Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2019-2020. World Mycotoxin Journal. 14(1):3-26.

Interpretive Summary: The manuscript reviews the most recent developments in analytical methods for the detection of mycotoxins, which are small secondary metabolites of fungi that are toxic to animals. The report is an annual update of the field that covers the period from mid-2019 to mid-2020. The report encompasses all of the major and some of the minor mycotoxins. It describes the most recent trends in analysis and the most recent techniques that have been applied to this group of natural toxins. The information contained 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 summarizes developments on the analysis of various matrices for mycotoxins published in the period from mid-2019 to mid-2020. Notable developments in all aspects of mycotoxin analysis, from sampling and quality assurance/quality control of analytical results, to the various detection and quantitation technologies ranging from single mycotoxin biosensors to comprehensive instrumental methods are presented and discussed. Aside from sampling and quality control, discussion of this past year’s developments is organized by detection and quantitation technology and covers chromatography with targeted or non-targeted high resolution mass spectrometry, tandem mass spectrometry, detection other than mass spectrometry, biosensors, as well as assays that use alternatives to antibodies. This critical review aims to briefly present the most important recent developments and trends in mycotoxin determination as well as to address limitations of the presented methodologies.