Rapid detection of mycotoxigenic molds and mycotoxins in fruit juice

Sally C. Foong-Cunningham, Purnendu C. Vasavada, Tibor Deak, Daniel Y.C. Fung

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Many commodities and products can become contaminated with mycotoxigenic molds and mycotoxins during harvest, storage and handling, and processing. Health hazard posed by mycotoxins to animals and humans is well recognized and over 100 countries have established regulations for major mycotoxins in food. Rapid detection and quantification of molds and mycotoxins in food commodities and processed food products is necessary for assuring safety and quality of food and implementation of HACCP. This paper provides a brief review of novel approaches and technologies for mycotoxin analysis including enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), flow through membrane based immunoasays, chromatographic techniques, nucleic acid amplification assays, biosensors, and microarrays for detection of molds and mycotoxins. Some methods have already been commercialized while others innovative tests have been reported in the literature and have the potential for providing real-time test for mold and mycotoxin testing. The review focuses on methods for molds and mycotoxins in fruit juices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-38
Number of pages11
JournalARI Bulletin of the Istanbul Technical University
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Biosensors
  • Immunoassays
  • Mycotoxins
  • Rapid methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Foong-Cunningham, S. C., Vasavada, P. C., Deak, T., & Fung, D. Y. C. (2006). Rapid detection of mycotoxigenic molds and mycotoxins in fruit juice. ARI Bulletin of the Istanbul Technical University, 54(4), 28-38.