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Determination of aflatoxin B1 levels in deep-red ground pepper (isot) using immunoaffinity column combined with ELISA
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Ardic، نويسنده , , Mustafa and Karakaya، نويسنده , , Yakup and Atasever، نويسنده , , Mustafa and Durmaz، نويسنده , , Hisamettin، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
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Deep-red ground pepper, a variety of red ground pepper, is a special spices belonging to Sanliurfa and consumed both in Sanliurfa and other provinces of Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) levels of deep-red ground pepper. For this purpose, 75 samples of deep-red ground pepper (isot) marketed in Sanliurfa (Turkey) were purchased from bazaars and herbal shops. The occurrence and concentration range of AFB1 in the samples were investigated by microtitre plate Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) method using immunoaffinity columns. Seventy-two of the 75 ground deep-red pepper samples (96%) contained AFB1 in the range of 0.11–24.7 μg/kg. Eleven (14.7%) samples were above the regulatory limits used in the European Union and in Turkey. More precaution should be taken on hygiene controls in order to prevent microbiological and chemical hazards.
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Aflatoxin B1 , Red ground pepper , Deep-red ground pepper , spices
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Food and Chemical Toxicology
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