for Developing CountriesAflatoxins in Paprika, Corn, Pistachios,
Peanuts, and Figs
IUPAC has approved a project to improve and validate a method based
on thin-layer chromatography with prior immunoaffinity cleanup for
the determination of aflatoxins in corn, peanuts, figs, pistachios,
and paprika. This method is intended to be used as an alternative
to high-performance liquid chromatography, especially in developing
countries. For that reason, mainly laboratories from developing countries
are to be involved in validating the method.
Comments from the chemistry community are welcome and should be addressed
to the project coordinator, Prof. Elke Anklam, European Commission,
DG Joint Research Center, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection,
Food Products Unit, TP 260, I-21020 Ispra, Italy; Tel./Fax: +39 0332
785390; E-mail: [email protected].
projects/1999/6_2_99.html for project description and update.