Keywords : ELISA

Detection of Aflatoxins in the Popcorn by Using ELISA Test

Ali A. AL-Rawi

College Of Basic Education Research Journal, 2012, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 640-653

The results of ELISA test on (35) local popcorn samples produced by flaming and microwave from imported Argentinean maize, sold in Sarai market at Mosul showed presence of aflatoxins contamination in rates higher than the limit allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) (10ppb) in human food products. It appeared that the rate of toxins (52.5ppb) in the samples which prepared by using the flame . Although the levels of toxins in our study were not very high but they have remained within the rejected limits that make these derived products unfit for human consumption. On the other hand using the microwave heating in preparing popcorn showed that it was a high reduction in the amount of aflatoxin , it appeared that the rate of toxins (1.5ppb) and this number is acceptable in human food industries .
* Key Words : Popcorn / Aflatoxins / Argentinean maize / microwav