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  Year: 2011 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 1-2 | Pages: 23-27
  Article
  RESIDUE OF OCHRATOXIN A IN CHICKEN TISSUES-RISK ASSESSMENT
Dragan R. Milicevic, Milijan Jovanovic, Vesna F. Matekalo-Sverak, Tatjana Radicevic, Milan M. Petrovic, Dubravka . Vukovic
  DOI: 10.2298/AOO1102023M
  Abstract:
  Background: Toxicological investigations of tissues of normally slaughtered chickens were carried out to provide preliminary evaluation of the incidence of OTA in chicken tissues (n=90). Majority of tissue samples were not found to contain measurable amounts of OTA, while in general, the OTA levels found in the analyzed tissue were low.
Methods: The presence of OTA in tissue samples was determined by HPLC-FL after liquid-liquid extraction procedure. Method validation was performed according to the Commission Decision 2002/657/EC.
Results: Of the 90 liver, kidney and gizzard samples originating from chicken farms located in the different agricultural areas of Serbia, OTA was reported in 23 (38.33%), 17 (28.3%) and 16 (26.6%) samples, respectively, with levels ranging from 0.14 to 3.9 ng/g in liver, 0.1 to 7.02 ng/g in kidneys and 0.25 to 9.94 ng/g in gizzard. None of the tissue samples contained more than the maximum level (10 ng/g) recommended by the European Commission.
Conclusion: Low OTA results also suggested that chicken meat available in the retail market is unlikely to pose an adverse health risk to the consumers in respect to OTA toxicity.
  Key words: Ochratoxins; Chickens; Risk Assessment; Food Analysis
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