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Alternaria toxins, patulin and ochratoxin A in babyfood products

EPTIS factsheet 981816 | Last revision 2022-11-23 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts981816 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts981816

PT provider
PT provider PROOF-ACS GmbH PROOF-ACS GmbH
Based in Germany
Language(s) English
Remarks A recommendation related to the monitoring of alternaria toxins in food was published by the European Commission in April 2022 (Recommendation (EU) 2022/5353). Besides the well-known source of exposure of tomato products, the Commision recommends to monitor further food products like fruits and processed fruits, as well as cereal based food for infants and young children. LOQs of 2 µg/kg and lower are requested with respect to alterariol and alternariol monomethyl ester in food for infants and young children, while LOQs of 4 µg/kg are requested with respect to other foods. An LOQ of 20 µg/kg and lower is requested with respect to tenuazonic acid in all foods. Ring test P2310-RT is offered in order to support laboratories in evaluating the applied analytical methods in order to produce valid and reliable data related to the most relevant alternaria toxins alternariol, alternariol monomethyl ester, and tenuazonic acid. Two matrices, an apple purée (a common babyfood product) as well as a ready-to-eat cereal based babyfood are offered as test materials. The test materials contain spiked and/or incurred levels of the alternaria toxins depending on the availability of suitable raw material. Another highly relevant mycotoxin, patulin, is offered as an additional module with respect to the matrix apple. Ochratoxin A is offered as an additional module with respect to the matrix cereal based babyfood. The test materials will contain incurred or spiked levels of the mycotoxins, depending on the availability of suitable raw material. An LOQ of at least 5 µg/kg is required related to patulin, while a LOQ of at least 0.025 µg/kg is required related to ochratoxin A. The results are evaluated - with respect to the comparability criterion (z-score), and - with respect to the trueness criterion (70 to 120 % of the spiked concentration level, as fas as scientifically reasonable).
Keywords
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Cereal based babyfood Alternariol (AOH) -
Alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) -
Tenuazonic acid (TEA) -
Ochratoxin A -
Apple Purée Alternariol (AOH) -
Alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) -
Tenuazonic acid (TEA) -
Patulin -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants 10
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party
Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 700-1300 €
Regularly operated No
When will be the next round 2024
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
PROOF-ACS GmbH
Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. 1
28237 Bremen
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)421 388 928 50
Fax:
Web: http://www.proof-acs.de http://www.proof-acs.de
Dr. Birgit Schindler
Phone: +49 (0)421 388 928 50
Fax:
Email: proof@proof-acs.de proof@proof-acs.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.22