The occurrence of ochratoxin A was determined in 40 samples of cocoa powder, from conventional and organic agriculture, marketed in Italy. The toxin was not detectable in the 18% of the samples. In the others samples ochratoxin A ranged from 0.1 to 3 μg/kg. Two samples exceeded the limit of 2 μg/kg suggested by Italian Health Ministry. Concerning contamination levels, no differences were observed between conventional and organic products.
|Titolo:||Presenza di ocratossina A in prodotti a base di cacao|
|Autori interni:||VECCHIO, ANGELA MARIA (Primo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Cocoa products; Ochratoxin A|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/15 - Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|