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Derakhshan M, Rouhi S, Khasi B, Zaboli F. A Survey on Ochratoxin A Contamination in Cookies and Biscuits in Amol, Iran in 2013. tjpm. 2016; 2 (2) :53-57
URL: http://tjpm.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3546-en.html

Assistant Professor, Department Food
Abstract:   (603 Views)

Background & Objectives: The presence of fungal toxins in food has a negative

impact on human health. The aim of this survey was to assess the level of Ochratoxin

A in cookies and biscuits.

Materials and Methods: The data were collected using 44 samples of cookies

and biscuits randomly chosen from some food warehouses in Amol, Iran in 2013.

Levels of Ochratoxin A were measured by ELISA method in July and August.

Data were analyzed using t-test (p<0.05) through SPSS 18.

Results: The highest contamination rates in cookies and biscuits were found

to be 100% and 81.8% in August, respectively. This means that the toxin in

the contaminated samples exceeded the standard limits. Besides, there was no

significant relationship between the months of collecting samples and contamination

rate (p>0.05).

Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrated that Ochratoxin A rate in the

examined products was beyond the legal limit. Regarding the consumption of

cookies and biscuits among members of society, meeting the hygienic standards

in order to control and prevent contamination of stored wheat with fungal toxins

is of fundamental importance.

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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: بیومکانیک ورزشی
Received: 2016/10/5 | Accepted: 2016/10/5 | Published: 2016/10/5

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