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IMPROVE THE DETECTION OF QUALITY ATTRIBUTES AND CHEMICAL AGENTS IN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES

Investigators
Whitaker B D
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2004
End date
2009
Objective
Objective 1 - Develop sampling plans that minimize buyers' risk (bad lots accepted) and sellers' risk (good lots rejected) when detecting quality attributes in agricultural commodities. Sampling plans will be developed to detect the following attributes in foods: aflatoxin in almonds, genetically modified (GM) proteins in grains, peanut proteins (allergens) in foods, foreign material (FM) in shelled peanuts, and TCK spores in wheat. Objective 2 - Determine the percentage of total aflatoxin in farmers' stock peanuts that is partitioned into each milled peanut category (jumbo, medium, number one, splits, oil stock, loose shelled kernels, and discolored or damaged kernels) during the shelling process. Objective 3 - Develop sampling plans for biosecurity purposes that maximize the chance of detecting various food matrices intentionally adulterated with biological and/or chemical agents.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6645-44000-009-00D
Accession number
409144
Categories
Mycotoxins
Food Defense and Integrity
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds