Mycotoxin Research

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 85–91 | Cite as

Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin — a contamination of dried figs (Ficus carina L) from the 1988 crop

  • Özay G 
  • Alperden I 


The study examines the occurrence of aflatoxin and ochratoxin A in the !988 dried figs crop. Mycotoxin content, moisture, and aw (water activity) were analyzed in a total of 103 fig samples collected from various orchards and different stages of fig processing. Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, and G2) were present in 29% of the samples examined at 0.5–63.0, 0.5–37.7, 0.5–78.3, and 0.5–12.5μ/kg, respectively. Ochratoxin A was detected in only 3% of the samples at 5.2–8.3 μ/kg. The moisture (and aw) values of the fruits were found suitable for mycotoxin formation in firm ripened and shrivelled figs.


Aflatoxin High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Mycotoxin Research Aflatoxin Contamination Aflatoxin Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Özay G 
    • 1
  • Alperden I 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food and Refrigeration TechnologyTÜBITAK, Marmara Research CenterTurkey

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