Multiple mycotoxins detected in
corn, soya and sorghum samples from Bolivia, Columbia, Argentina and Chile

The aim of the present study was to analyze corn, soya, and sorghum samples for mycotoxins from Chile, Colombia, Argentina, and Bolivia.

Jog Raj*, Catalina Nicholls, Alexandro Marchioro and Marko Vasiljević

PATENT CO, DOO., Vlade Ćetkovića 1A, 24 211, Mišićevo, Serbia
*Corresponding author: jog.raj@patent-co.com

This mycotoxins survey was conducted between January and June 2021.

In Colombia and Bolivia this analysis was performed with REVEL Q+MAX kits and in Argentina and Chile REVEL Q+ kits (Neogen) were used for analysis of mycotoxins from these samples.

The samples were analyzed for:

  • Total aflatoxins
  • Total fumonisins
  • Deoxynivalenol (DON)
  • Zearalenone (ZEN)
  • T-2 toxin

The results of this survey are presented as below.

The average of each mycotoxin detected (ppb) in the corn samples from Argentina is shown in Table 1.

  • Fumonisins and DON were the predominant mycotoxins detected with a high average contamination level found.
  • Aflatoxins, ZEN, and T-2 were found to be present at lower average contamination levels.
  • Aflatoxins, fumonisins, DON, ZEN, and T-2 toxin were detected in all (100%) corn samples.
All the corn samples (100%) from Argentina had more than 1 mycotoxin per sample. Therefore, corn samples from Argentina had co-occurrence of more than one mycotoxin.




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