Detection of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in milk and honey on the Belgian market using UHPLC-MS/MS.

Last updated on 9-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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The objective of the research is to report occurrence levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) and N-oxide (PANOs) in targeted food items on the Belgian market to perform a dietary exposure assessment to those contaminants and evaluate if they can pose a health problem, hampering a data gap at Belgium’s level. Diverse cases of human poisoning are documented and are mainly related to consumption of traditional herbal remedy, milk, dairy products or honey. As PAs are biosynthesized by a wide variety of plant species, intoxication could occur worldwide. Therefore, the development of efficient a…

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