Food Additives and Contaminants Part B (FOOD ADDIT CONTAM B)

Publisher: International Society for Mycotoxicology, Taylor & Francis

Current impact factor: 0.88

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.88
2013 Impact Factor 0.914
2012 Impact Factor 0.831
2011 Impact Factor 0.891
2010 Impact Factor 0.783
2009 Impact Factor 0.905
2008 Impact Factor 0

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5-year impact 0.99
Cited half-life 3.50
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.20
Other titles Food additives & contaminants., Food additives and contaminants., Food additives and contaminants., Surveillance, Surveillance communications
ISSN 1939-3210
OCLC 298755679
Material type Document, Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Computer File

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Ochratoxin A (OTA) in red pepper flakes commercialized in Turkey. A total of 75 samples were collected from different supermarkets and traditional bazaars in Istanbul during 2012-2013. OTA analysis was performed by high-performance liquid chromatography equipped with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) after immunoaffinity column clean-up. The method was linear in the range 0.05 - 40 μg kg(-1) (r(2)=0.9997). Twenty-seven out of 31 (87.1%) packed red pepper flake samples contained OTA at concentrations ranging from 0.6 to 1.0 μg kg(-1), whereas 100% of the unpacked red pepper flake samples contained OTA, in the range 1.1-31.7 μg kg(-1). Overall, only 4 unpacked samples (5.3%) contained OTA, with a mean value of 23.4 μg kg(-1), which is higher than the European Union limit. It is suggested that OTA content should be carefully considered in red pepper flake samples especially marketed in unpacked form.
    Food Additives and Contaminants Part B 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19393210.2015.1121929
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    ABSTRACT: A survey of Cd and Pb in animal tissue, milk and dairy products was conducted. Muscle, liver and kidney of domestically produced cows, pigs, chickens and ducks were collected from 8 regions in Korea. Raw bovine milk was collected from 9 regions and imported dairy products (butter, cheese, cream and powdered milk) from 15 countries were collected. Cd and Pb were analyzed by ICP-MS after microwave digestion. Concentrations of Cd and Pb did not exceed the Korean legal maximum levels in any of the samples. Correlation coefficients were estimated between concentration of Cd or Pb and animal age and between muscle, liver and kidney. In cows there were good correlations between age and Cd in kidney (r = 0.748) and between Cd in liver and in kidney (r = 0.878). Continuous monitoring will be an important role of safeguard for consumers in the event of a food contamination incident.
    Food Additives and Contaminants Part B 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/19393210.2015.1114032

  • Food Additives and Contaminants Part B 08/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: During 2009-2011 a monitoring programme for 17 polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs)/polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and 12 dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL-PCBs) was conducted in the Latvian food and feed market. Using ISO 17025-accredited analytical methodology, investigation of 121 food (milk, dairy products, meat, eggs, fish, fish products) and 66 feed samples (fish meal and oil, compound and mineral feed, vegetable and animal fats) was performed. Most samples showed contamination below the European Commission (EC) Regulation No. 1881/2006 and Commission Directive 2006/13/EC limits. Average total toxicological equivalent (total-TEQ(1998)) concentrations within the food sample groups, except fish and fish products, ranged between 0.41 and 15.1 pg total-TEQ(1998) g(-1) fat. Fish and fish products showed contamination levels from 0.18 to 46.0 pg total-TEQ(1998) g(-1) fresh weight (f.w.). Fifty-seven per cent of cod liver samples were non-compliant. The most contaminated feed samples were fish meal and fish oil. A comparison with WHO-TEF(2005) data is given.
    Food Additives and Contaminants Part B 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: A survey was carried out to assess the mycotoxin (aflatoxins) contamination in locally grown peanuts. A total of 72 samples of raw, roasted and salty peanuts were collected randomly from the Pothohar Plateau of Pakistan. The samples were dried, ground and extracted by adding acetonitrile:water (84:16; v/v%). The filtered extracts were cleaned with MycoSep-226 columns and analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography with a fluorescence detector. The limit of quantification for aflatoxin B1 was 1 µg/kg with 70% recovery observed in spiked samples with a concentration range of 1-10 µg/kg. The results indicated that aflatoxins were present in almost 82% of the samples tested, with levels ranging from 14.3 to 98.8 μg/kg. This reflects that optimal conditions for fungal growth and mycotoxin contamination are frequent in peanut crop fields as well as in storehouses. Human exposure to such toxins can be controlled through appropriate measures, creating awareness and implementing regulations.
    Food Additives and Contaminants Part B 12/2013; DOI:10.1080/19393210.2013.820221
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    ABSTRACT: Nitrite and nitrate are used as additives in meat products to provide colour, taste and protection against micro-organisms, but excessive use of these substances can be toxic and can cause carcinogenesis in man. Natural and organic foods are not permitted to use chemical preservatives, the traditional curing agents used for cured meats, and so nitrate and/or nitrite cannot be added to hamburgers. This study aimed to measure nitrite in hamburgers sold in Arak city, in the centre of Iran, in 2011. For this purpose, 105 samples were randomly selected and analysed according to Official AOAC Method 973. The residual nitrite in the samples was 30–100 mg/kg (p < 0.001). In 85.7% of the samples, presence of nitrite was demonstrated, which suggests unfavourable production conditions and poor sodium nitrite standards at hamburger factories.
    Food Additives and Contaminants Part B 11/2013; 6(4):285-288.
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    ABSTRACT: This survey examined 60 samples of sorghum and 30 samples of sorghum products from three states(Khartoum, Kordofan and Gadarif) of Sudan for aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2 (AFB1, AFB2, AFG1, AFG2),ochratoxin A and B (OTA, OTB) and zearalenone (ZEN), using high performance liquid chromatography(HPLC) with fluorescence detection. The limits of detection (LODs) and limits of quantification (LOQs) were in the range 0.01–0.6 μg kg-1 and 0.03–2.0 μg kg-1, respectively. The frequency of contaminated samples with AFB1 from Khartoum, Gadarif and Kordofan state was 38.1%, 22.2% and 23.8%,respectively. Only two samples of sorghum from Khartoum state were contaminated with OTA (3.3%). Concentrations of OTA and OTB were low and may not cause problems. No sample of sorghum or sorghum products was contaminated with ZEN. Some sorghum samples contained AFB1 concentrations above the EU regulatory limits. The highest contaminated samples were found in Khartoum state. Keywords: Sorghum; sorghum product; mycotoxins; aflatoxins; ochratoxins; zearalenone.
    Food Additives and Contaminants Part B 10/2013; 7(2). DOI:10.1080/19393210.2013.859741