Occurrence of Alternaria mycotoxins in food products in the The Netherlands

Lopez Sanchez, P.; Venema, D.P.; Rijk, T.C. de; Kok, A. de; Scholten, J.; Mol, J.G.J.; Nijs, W.C.M. de


The objective of this research was: 1) adaptation of an existing LC-MS/MS method to determine 5 Alternaria toxins in various food commodities and 2) perform a survey (95 samples) to gain insight in the levels of Alternaria toxins in fresh apples, tomatoes, citrus, figs, olives, sunflower seeds, cereals, apple juices and tomato sauces, purchased in the Netherlands.