PRESENCE OF DESTRUXIN A AND BEAUVERICIN IN CEREALS

  • E. DREASSI Università degli Studi di Siena
  • C. ZAMPERINI
  • A. CITO
  • V. FRANCARDI
  • M. BOTTA

Abstract

A LC-MS/MS method for the detection of destruxin A (DTX A) and beauvericin (BEA) in cereals was developed, validated and applied to commercial products collected in Italian markets in the years 2015-2016. Results showed that BEA contaminated 59 % of the samples even if only 15 of them (34%) showed quantifiable residues (comprised between 0.11 and 7.51 ng/g). The sample of red rice contaminated with the highest BEA level was also contaminated with DTX A (0.28 ng/g). Finally, no significant differences were detected between contaminated samples based on the production year and the agronomic technology used (organic or conventional farming).

Author Biography

E. DREASSI, Università degli Studi di Siena
Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Chimica e Farmacia
Published
2018-12-17
How to Cite
DREASSI, E. et al. PRESENCE OF DESTRUXIN A AND BEAUVERICIN IN CEREALS. Italian Journal of Food Science, [S.l.], v. 31, n. 1, dec. 2018. ISSN 1120-1770. Available at: <https://www.chiriottieditori.it/ojs/index.php/ijfs/article/view/1107>. Date accessed: 22 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14674/IJFS-1107.