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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 21 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 239-244
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2018.239.244
Prevalence of Ochratoxin A in Poultry Feed and Meat from Jordan
Nazieh .I. AL khalaileh

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a fungal metabolite produced in feed and could be transmitted to food chain through animal and considered as one of the potent carcinogenic compound. This study aimed to evaluate the levels of Ochratoxin A in both poultry feed and meat in Jordan. Materials and Methods: About 129 samples representing feed, corn and poultry meat were collected from different location of Jordan market and evaluated for Ochratoxin A by ELISA. Results: About 38.5% of feed sample, 50.0% of corn sample, 100.0% of feed sample found under sun light were containing an Ochratoxin A (OTA) with an average concentration of 2.90±0.26, 2.35±0.32, 10.30±0.59 μg kg–1, respectively. Also the results showed that between 66.0% (12 sample) to 100.0% (54 sample of the analyzed organs meat sample contains OTA with a concentration ranging from 1.89±0.07-7.68±0.12 μg kg–1. Conclusion: The results indicated that none of the tested samples exceeded the maximum limit set by the EU limits of <50.0 ng km–1 in poultry feeds.
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How to cite this article:

Nazieh .I. AL khalaileh , 2018. Prevalence of Ochratoxin A in Poultry Feed and Meat from Jordan. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 21: 239-244.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2018.239.244

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2018.239.244

 
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