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Occurrence of ochratoxin A in Algerian wheat and its milling derivatives

Zebiri, Saliha and Mokrane, Salim and Verheecke, Carol and Choque, Élodie and Reghioui, Hocine and Sabaou, Nasserdine and Mathieu, Florence and Riba, Amar Occurrence of ochratoxin A in Algerian wheat and its milling derivatives. (2018) Toxin Reviews, 37. 1-6. ISSN 1556-9543

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/15569543.2018.1438472


To determine the concentrations of ochratoxin A in wheat, and its derivatives, 81 samples, including durum wheat (n = 27), common wheat (n = 12), semolina (n = 29) and flour (n = 13) were collected from regions of Algeria. The results showed that 62 of the 81 samples (76.54%), were contaminated with quantities of ochratoxin A ranging from 0.84 to 34.75 µg/kg. The results showed that 69.23% of wheat grains were contaminated with ochratoxin A (0.21–27.31 µg/kg). Ochratoxin A were detected both in semolina and flour manufacturing process (0.16–34.75 µg/kg). Ochratoxin A level seem to be a serious public health problem in Algeria.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01981534
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole normale supérieure de Kouba (ALGERIA)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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