alexa Survey of aflatoxins in maize tortillas from Mexico City.


Immunome Research

Author(s): CastilloUrueta P, Carvajal M, Mndez I, Meza F, Glvez A

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In Mexico, maize tortillas are consumed on a daily basis, leading to possible aflatoxin exposure. In a survey of 396 2-kg samples, taken over four sampling days in 2006 and 2007 from tortilla shops and supermarkets in Mexico City, aflatoxin levels were quantified by HPLC. In Mexico, the regulatory limit is 12 µg kg⁻¹ total aflatoxins for maize tortillas. In this survey, 17% of tortillas contained aflatoxins at levels of 3-385 µg kg⁻¹ or values below the limit of quantification (

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This article was published in Food Addit Contam Part B Surveill. and referenced in Immunome Research

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