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Natural occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat based noodles consumed in Malaysia


Moazami, E. F. and Selamat, Jinap (2009) Natural occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat based noodles consumed in Malaysia. Microchemical Journal, 93 (1). pp. 25-28. ISSN 0026-265X; ESSN: 1095-9149


In this first study performed in noodle samples consumed in Malaysia for the presence of deoxynivalenol (DON), a total of 135 sample of noodles, comprised of instant noodle, yellow alkaline noodle and white salted noodle, were randomly collected from food stores and analyzed for DON using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with a PDA (photodiode array) detector at 218 nm. The objective of this study was to investigate the DON contamination levels in different types of wheat-based noodle consumed in Peninsular Malaysia. An acetonitrile:water (17:83 v/v) mixture was used as a mobile phase and clean-up was accomplished with a Mycosep 225 column. There was a high variation in the DON concentrations in all types of noodle group as well as between brands. Only one sample of instant and yellow alkaline noodle each were contaminated with DON, at concentrations of 1.003 and 1.243 ng/g, respectively. The minimum detectable concentration for the DON was 0.627 ng/g in instant noodle. In the case of white salted noodle, none of the samples contained any detectable amount of DON. The results indicate a low occurrence of DON mycotoxins in commercial noodle products in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2009.04.003
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Deoxynivalenol; Noodles; HPLC
Depositing User: Khairil Ridzuan Khahirullah
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 03:39
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 09:14
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