Detection of apple Juice contaminated with carcinogenic mycotoxin Patulin


Patulin is a secondary metabolite and carcinogenic mycotoxin produce by several fungi. The occurrence of patulin was confirmed in apple and apple juice in the present study .for producing patulin in apple and apple juice. The present study confirmed the occurrence of patulin concentrations in local and imported concentrated apple juice samples, the higher patulin concentration was found in sample of imported concentrates apple juice with 50µg/L, whereas the lowest level of patulin revealed was 10µg/L in local apple juice sample .