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Evaluation of Zearalenone mycotoxin in edible oils distributed in Kermanshah City by high performance liquid chromatography

(2016) Evaluation of Zearalenone mycotoxin in edible oils distributed in Kermanshah City by high performance liquid chromatography. Acta Medica Mediterranea.


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Introduction: Zearalenone as mycoestrogen find in human food and animal food. Estrogenic properties depending on the Biotransformation level, in this regard, there are some reports of food contamination by mycotoxins such as ZEA. This study has investigated ZEA mycotoxin in edible oils. Materials and methods: 104 random samples of 8 different brands edible oil (corn, sunflower, mix) collected and evaluated from Kermanshah stores in 2013. Determination of ZEA levels was done by using high performance liquid chromatography and fluorescence detector. Detection and quantification was limits of the method and order of micrograms per kilogram. Results: Zearalenone levels in all samples was positive and samples levels was less than the limit specified by the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Iran. The minimum and maximum ZEA mycotoxin, respectively, with a sunflower oil average 2.67μg/kg Bw and E brand of corn oil with average was 70.78 μg/kg Bw. results of ANOVA significant contamination of corn oil, sunflower and blend oil (P 0.001). Conclusion: Due to the increased levels of ZEA in corn oil liquid than other oils tested and on the other hand, the consumption of food contaminated with mycotoxins Fungal toxins receive provisional tolerable daily intake is much higher than Expert Committee on Food Additives of the FAO / WHO determined therefore, prevention of mycotoxin contamination ours to control pre-and post-harvest And consideration of relevant experiences and practices is essential to a great extent.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: corn oil; rapeseed oil; soybean oil; sunflower oil; zearalenone, Article; drug determination; drug screening; fluorescence; high performance liquid chromatography; Iran; limit of detection; limit of quantitation; maize; rapeseed; soybean; sunflower
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور

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