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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Aflatoxigenic fungi and aflatoxins occurrence in sultanas and dried figs commercialized in Brazil|
de Menezes, HC
|Abstract:||The presence of aflatoxins, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus in dried fruits was investigated. A total of 62 dried fruit samples were analyzed (24 black sultanas, 19 white sultanas and 19 dried figs). A total of 10 A. flavus isolates were found, nine in one white sultana sample (corresponding to 18% infection) and one isolate in dried figs (2%), and all of them were aflatoxin B, and B, producers. A. parasiticus was not found. Aflatoxins were detected in 3 of 19 (16%) white sultana samples analyzed and, the limits were not higher than 2.0 mu g/kg. In dried figs 11 of 19 (58%) samples were contaminated with aflatoxins and, with exception of one sample that was contaminated with 1500 mu g/kg of B-1 aflatoxin, the others had less than 2.0 mu g/kg. Neither aflatoxigenic or aflatoxins contaminated black sultanas. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Sci Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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