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Determination of aflatoxins in cereal baby food samples

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Application No.: VFD0182

Determination of aflatoxins in cereal baby food samples


From extraction to high efficient detection

Cultivation, drying and storage of cereals may contribute to the spread of molds,
which produce mycotoxins – toxic secondary metabolites. Their consumption can
lead to serious health damage. So it is inevitable to provide a simple, robust and exact
method for the analysis of mycotoxins in food, especially the most often occurring
aflatoxins to ensure consumer safety. In this application note the sample extraction for
processed cereals in baby food products as preparation for a highly sensitive HPLC
method is described.

Technical Data

Application

Method Gradient, solid-liquid extraction, liquid-liquid extraction, SPE
Sample baby food: baby rusk and baby puree
Separation column SPE C18

Separation conditions

Key words Aflatoxins B1, G1, B2, G2, SPE, sample preparation, baby food

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