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Analytical recovery of aflatoxins:effect of spiking times

An investigation of the effect of contact time on spike recovery of aflatoxins in peanuts, figs and chilli powder.

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Analytical recovery of aflatoxins:effect of spiking times

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A peer-reviewed technical paper describing a short term (0.5 – 65 hours) and a long term (1 hour - 8 weeks) investigation of the effect of contact time on spike recovery in peanuts, figs and chilli powder. The spiked samples were extracted with 60% acetonitrile, (80% methanol for dried figs and chilli powder) followed by immunoaffinity clean up. Aflatoxin concentrations were then determined using liquid chromatography with post column derivatisation and fluorescence detection.

Published 21 November 2014