Ochratoxin in some Poultry Meat Products

F.S.Hassanin1, T.Z.Abd- Allah2, M.El-Shater3"
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Abstract


One hundred and seventy five of chicken wings, chicken burger, chicken nuggets, chicken pannet, chicken frankfurter, chicken luncheon and chicken thigh (25 of each ) were collected from Cairo ,Giza supermarkets for detection of ochratoxin A (OTA) in some poultry meat products. The mean values of OTA detected in the examined samples were 0.29 ± 0.09, 1.63 ± 0.27, 1.04 ± 0.16, 0.43 ± 0.18 , 0.82 ± 0.19 , 0.98 ± 0.25 and 0.68 ± 0.25 ppb for chicken wings, chicken burger, chicken nuggets, chicken pannet, chicken frankfurter, chicken luncheon and chicken thigh, respectively. The results declared that OTA detected in all studied samples of chicken products were within permissible levels, Further studies needed for follow up and monitoring toxicological health hazards accumulation of ochratoxin A in human kidney from other food constituents consumption in Egypt must be followed.

Key words


Ochratoxin A, Poultry meat products