Hazelnut Sampling for Aflatoxin Analysis

The project about "Hazelnut Sampling for Aflatoxin Analysis” was performed by Tübitak Marmara Research Centre in cooperation with the International Nut Council (INC) and it was aimed at analysing the aflatoxin distribution in a lot, starting from taking samples to determine the aflatoxin level in a hazelnut lot and calculating the errors made in the sample preparation and quantity determination steps.

The most important added value of this project is to ensure that the non-homogeneous aflatoxin distribution in a hazelnut lot is determined with minimum error and that samples taken using correct methods are analysed to make a decision representing the whole lot during the boundary checks in international trading.