MYCOMASK: Assessment of the chemical risk associated with masked Fusarium toxin-containing foodstuffs

01 February 2010 → 15 March 2012
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Horticultural production
tandem mass spectrometry preliminary risk evaluation liquid chromatography masked mycotoxins
Project description

Masked mycotoxins, in which the toxin is usually bound to a more polar substance such as glucose, escape established analytical techniques. Little is known about the occurrence of these compounds in foodstuffs. In this project, a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method that allows the simultaneous determination of free and masked mycotoxins will be developed and applied to a survey on the occurrence of masked mycotoxins in food commodities. The extent to which animals and humans are exposed to masked mycotoxins will also be assessed and a preliminary risk evaluation will be carry out.