Exposure assessment of total aflatoxin in foods

Keum Soon Oh, Junghyuk Suh, You Sub Sho, Seongsoo Park, Woo Jeong Choi, Jong Ok Lee, Hee Yun Kim, Gun Jo Woo

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A survey of total aflatoxin levels was conducted on 565 food samples (cereals, nuts, etc) collected in commercial markets. The determination of atlatoxins (B1, B2, G1, and G2) was performed using HPLC with fluorescence detector. The Limit of Detections (LODs) of the B group and G group were 0.05 ng/g and 0.07 ng/g. respectively. In addition, recoveries of rice, peanut butter, and red pepper tlour were satisfactory. Total aflatoxin was detected 27 samples (4.8%) out of 565 samples. Incidence ratios in cereals, nuts, processed products, and other foods were 0.2, 0.4, 3.0 and 1.2%, respectively, but aflatoxin was not detected in pulse and dried fruits. The daily intake of total aflatoxin using food intakes was 0.04 ng/kg bw/day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Food Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Aflatoxin
  • Daily intake
  • Food intake
  • Incidence ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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