Occurrence of fumonisin in processed and low processed corn-based products in Turkey


Arici M. , DAGLIOGLU O., GUMUS T., DAGLIOGLU F.

ACTA ALIMENTARIA, cilt.33, ss.325-328, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1556/aalim.33.2004.3.13
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA ALIMENTARIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.325-328

Özet

A total of 92 corn-based food products consisting of 53 low-processed and 39 processed samples were collected at random from retail markets and bazaars in various provinces of Turkey and analysed for total fumonisin levels. Twenty-one (40%) low-processed and nine (23%) processed samples were found to contain fumonisin. Total fumonisin contamination in the low-processed products ranged from 0.8 to 273 mg kg(-1), and in the processed products from 0.3 to 76.8 mg kg(-). Considering all 92 samples, the highest frequency of detection and the highest concentrations (in flour samples up to 273 mg kg(-1)) were detected in low-processed products. These results indicated the natural contamination of corn-based low-processed and processed food products for human consumption in Turkey by fumonisins.