The Istituto Zooprofilattico of Puglia and Basilicata is an accredited analytical laboratory for major mycotoxins (Article 12, EC Regulation 882/2004). During 2010, analytical controls for mycotoxins were started on durum and common wheat imported through the Italian Sea, Air and Frontier Health Offices of Bari and Manfredonia. In the mycotoxins analysis, >80% of the tested samples were contaminated by detectable levels of the mycotoxins, with 5% with an aflatoxin B1 content over the EC Regulations limit, and 1.7% with a deoxynilvalenol content over the EC Regulations limit. These samples were also analysed for quality traits, which showed: 25% of all of the samples had test weights <80 kg; 4.2% had protein content <13%; 40% had gluten index <66; 30% had yellow index b* <24; about 50% had flour strength W between 100 and 200; and almost 40% had a tenacity to extensibility (P/L) ratio >1.5.
|Autori:||De Pace, R.;Menga, V.;Vita, V.;Franchino, C.;Dattoli,M.A.;Fares, C.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Durum and common wheat imports into Puglia during 2010: mycotoxins and grain-quality monitoring|
|Rivista:||ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|