Sampling Procedures to Detect Mycotoxins in Agricultural Commodities

  • Thomas Whitaker
  • Andrew Slate
  • Bruno Doko
  • Britt Maestroni
  • Andrew Cannavan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 1-5
  3. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 7-9
  4. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 11-13
  5. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 15-22
  6. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 23-24
  7. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 25-25
  8. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 27-27
  9. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 29-36
  10. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 37-40
  11. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 41-47
  12. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 49-49
  13. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 51-53
  14. Thomas B. Whitaker, Andrew B. Slate, M. Bruno Doko, Britt M. Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
    Pages 55-56
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 57-58

About this book

Introduction

Adherence to regulatory limits for mycotoxins in agricultural commodities is important to safeguard consumers and to permit trade in affected commodities across international borders. Reliable estimates of mycotoxin concentrations are required to implement regulatory decisions on the suitability of lots of produce for consumption or trade. Effective schemes to test for mycotoxins depend not only upon sound analytical methods, but also on well designed and implemented sampling plans. This manual provides information to food analysts and regulatory officials on effective sampling plans to detect mycotoxins in food. The concepts of uncertainty and variability in mycotoxin test procedures are discussed as well as the importance of ensuring that samples are representative of the lot being sampled, and the consequences of a poorly designed sampling plan on the reliability of the measured levels of mycotoxins, possibly resulting in legal disputes and barriers to trade.

Keywords

Mycotoxins Operating characteristic curve Sampling plan Sampling uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Whitaker
    • 1
  • Andrew Slate
    • 2
  • Bruno Doko
    • 3
  • Britt Maestroni
    • 4
  • Andrew Cannavan
    • 5
  1. 1., Biological and Agricultural EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2., Biological and Agricultural EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3., Joint FAO/IAEA ProgrammeInternational Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria
  4. 4., Joint FAO/IAEA ProgrammeInternational Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria
  5. 5., Joint FAO/IAEA ProgrammeInternational Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9634-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9633-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9634-0
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