The occurrence of ochratoxin A, trichothecenes, fumonisins and aflatoxins in a sample of 106 beers produced in several European countries, was investigated. Aflatoxins were not detected in any samples, whereas ochratoxin A, trichothecenes and fumonisins were found in a relatively high number of samples. Their presence was at low levels in all samples; however, some differences were observed between the European countries. As regards ochratoxin A, beer samples from southern Europe showed levels always lower than 0.040 µg l-1, while the samples from other European countries showed significantly higher values, up to 0.189 µg l-1 (P<0.001). For fumonisins, the levels of Italian beers were significantly higher compared to the samples from other countries (P=0.006).

Bertuzzi, T., Rastelli, S., Mulazzi, A., Pietri, A., Donadini, G., Mycotoxin occurrence in beer produced in several European countries, <<FOOD CONTROL>>, 2011; 22 (12): 2059-2064 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/11680]

Mycotoxin occurrence in beer produced in several European countries

Bertuzzi, Terenzio;Rastelli, Silvia;Mulazzi, Annalisa;Pietri, Amedeo;Donadini, Gianluca
2011

Abstract

The occurrence of ochratoxin A, trichothecenes, fumonisins and aflatoxins in a sample of 106 beers produced in several European countries, was investigated. Aflatoxins were not detected in any samples, whereas ochratoxin A, trichothecenes and fumonisins were found in a relatively high number of samples. Their presence was at low levels in all samples; however, some differences were observed between the European countries. As regards ochratoxin A, beer samples from southern Europe showed levels always lower than 0.040 µg l-1, while the samples from other European countries showed significantly higher values, up to 0.189 µg l-1 (P<0.001). For fumonisins, the levels of Italian beers were significantly higher compared to the samples from other countries (P=0.006).
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Bertuzzi, T., Rastelli, S., Mulazzi, A., Pietri, A., Donadini, G., Mycotoxin occurrence in beer produced in several European countries, <<FOOD CONTROL>>, 2011; 22 (12): 2059-2064 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/11680]
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