Alternaria Toxins in Cereal (Powdered)

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Cereal (Powdered)

55 g


Alternariol (AOH), Alternariol monomethyl ether (AME), Tenuazonic acid (TeA)


Analyte list is provisional This proficiency test is not currently within scope of ISO 17043 accreditation.

Test Description

Alternaria toxins are mycotoxins produced by Alternaria fungi that cause plant diseases on many crops in the field and postharvest. Alternaria toxins have been reported to occur in various foodstuffs including cereals, fruits and vegetables. Data on the incidence and the quantity of Alternaria mycotoxins found in food products is necessary for dietary exposure evaluations.

Within this proficiency test your ability to test cereal (powdered) for Alternaria toxins - alternariol (AOH), alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) and tenuazonic acid (TeA) will be evaluated.

As part of Fapas proficiency tests our food chemistry proficiency test samples combine the test analytes into real food matrices to fully represent real-world samples. This allows direct comparisons to be made between your proficiency testing results and your current routine testing arrangement. Through this, timely improvements can be highlighted, from which to ensure high quality testing is offered to your customers which satisfies regulatory controls.

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