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Title: Fumonisin‐contaminated maise: Physical treatment for the partial decontamination of bulk shipments
Authors: Sydenham, Eric W. 
van der Westhuizen, L 
Stockenström, Sonja 
Shephard, Gordon Seymour 
Thiel, PG 
Keywords: fumonisins;mycotoxins;maize;physical decontamination
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Sydenham EW, van der Westhuizen L, Stockenström S, Shephard GS & Thiel PG. 1994. Fumonisin‐contaminated maise: Physical treatment for the partial decontamination of bulk shipments. Food Additives & Contaminants, 11(1): 25-32, DOI: 10.1080/02652039409374199
Journal: Food Additives & Contaminants 1994, 11(1):25-32 
Abstract: Ten maize samples, randomly selected from a bulk shipment imported into South Africa, were characterized by a wide distribution in particulate size. Following fractionation by sieving through a 3 mm screen, the ‘kernels’ (fractions ≥3 mm) corresponding to between 80.0 and 95.3% of the samples by mass, were contaminated with total fumonisin levels of between 530 and 1890 ng/g. Conversely, those fractions termed ‘fines’ (<3 mm) had significantly higher total fumonisin concentrations of between 12 340 and 27 460 ng/g, and accounted for between 4.7 and 20.0% of the samples by mass. The data indicated that removal of the ‘fines’ resulted in overall reductions in total fumonisin levels of between 26.2 and 69.4%. It is suggested that initial removal of ‘fines’ from bulk shipments of maize, prior to further processing, could be considered as a preliminary fumonisin‐decontamination procedure.
Description: Article
DOI: 10.1080/02652039409374199
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