The present study was conducted to explore the occurrence of mycotoxins in commercial baby foods in Doha-Qatar. LCMS/MS- and HPLC-based analysis of baby food (n=67) for 12 mycotoxins, confirmed the presence of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1, 33%), ochratoxin A (OTA, 31%), deoxynivalenol (DON, 27%), aflatoxin B1 (AFB1, 22%), fumonisin B2 (FB2, 10%), zearalenone (ZEN, 4%) and T-2 toxin (2%). Noodles exhibited the maximum contamination percentage, with 33% of the samples being contaminated above the EU maximum limits, for at least one mycotoxin. Among the multi-grain flake samples, up to 28% and for the milk and milk-based-cereal samples, 14% contained at least one mycotoxin above the EU maximum limits. From all cereal-based food samples, 22%, 5%, 2% and 2% were concurrently contaminated with 2, 3, 4 and 5 mycotoxins, respectively. The occurrence of toxicological important mycotoxins in Qatari market warrants the implementation of strict regulatory limits to protect human health.

Co-occurrence of mycotoxins in commercial formula milk and cereal-based baby food in Qatar / Ul Hassan, Zahoor; Al Thani, Roda; A Atia, Fathy; Al Meer, Saeed; Migheli, Quirico; Jaoua, Samir. - In: FOOD ADDITIVES & CONTAMINANTS. PART B, SURVEILLANCE. - ISSN 1939-3210. - (2018). [10.1080/19393210.2018.1437785]

Co-occurrence of mycotoxins in commercial formula milk and cereal-based baby food in Qatar

Migheli, Quirico;
2018-01-01

Abstract

The present study was conducted to explore the occurrence of mycotoxins in commercial baby foods in Doha-Qatar. LCMS/MS- and HPLC-based analysis of baby food (n=67) for 12 mycotoxins, confirmed the presence of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1, 33%), ochratoxin A (OTA, 31%), deoxynivalenol (DON, 27%), aflatoxin B1 (AFB1, 22%), fumonisin B2 (FB2, 10%), zearalenone (ZEN, 4%) and T-2 toxin (2%). Noodles exhibited the maximum contamination percentage, with 33% of the samples being contaminated above the EU maximum limits, for at least one mycotoxin. Among the multi-grain flake samples, up to 28% and for the milk and milk-based-cereal samples, 14% contained at least one mycotoxin above the EU maximum limits. From all cereal-based food samples, 22%, 5%, 2% and 2% were concurrently contaminated with 2, 3, 4 and 5 mycotoxins, respectively. The occurrence of toxicological important mycotoxins in Qatari market warrants the implementation of strict regulatory limits to protect human health.
2018
Co-occurrence of mycotoxins in commercial formula milk and cereal-based baby food in Qatar / Ul Hassan, Zahoor; Al Thani, Roda; A Atia, Fathy; Al Meer, Saeed; Migheli, Quirico; Jaoua, Samir. - In: FOOD ADDITIVES & CONTAMINANTS. PART B, SURVEILLANCE. - ISSN 1939-3210. - (2018). [10.1080/19393210.2018.1437785]
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