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 tomato juice for Alternaria toxins - alternariol (AOH), alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) and tenuazonic acid (TeA) will be evaluated.
Proficiency tests are useful for maintaining high quality across a range of testing environments. Through the use of real food matrices your proficiency test results are immediately comparable to your routine testing activities, allowing you to highlight areas of improvement across your testing practices quickly and effectively. This ensures your end results are credible, and repeatable across a range of testing environments.