Quantitation of Patulin in Apple Juice and Apple Products using a Compact Mass Spectrometer


Patulin is a mycotoxin that is a common contaminant in food and animal feed, especially in apple products. The potential health risk of patulin to humans led to the establishment of action levels in foodstuffs.

The EU, WHO and US FDA defined maximum levels of patulin in fruit juices. The EU also has specific regulations for solid apple products and foods intended for infants and young children such as apple compote.

In this poster, a simple UHPLC/CMS method using the Advion AVANT UHPLC and expression Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS) system is introduced for the analysis of patulin in apple juice and apple compotes.

This poster was presented at the ASMS 2020 Reboot.