Multiresidue method for the simultaneous analysis of antibiotics and mycotoxins in feeds by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry

Konak U., Yatmaz H. A. , Nilufer S., Erkaymaz T., Certel M.

ACTA ALIMENTARIA, vol.50, no.1, pp.74-82, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1556/066.2020.00159
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ALIMENTARIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-82


Residues in animal feeds and foods of animal origin have been important safety issue concerning both human and animal health. A multiresidue method for determination of eight mycotoxins and ten antibiotics was developed and validated in animal feeds by using QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) extraction followed by UHPLC-MS/MS. Optimisation of UHPLC-MS/MS parameters was performed to achieve good separation and resolution. The method was validated according to the European Commission Decision 2002/657/EC. Matrix matched calibration curves showed good r(2) (>= 0.995) values, and limit of quantification (LOQ) values varied between 1.2 and 5.2 mg kg(-1). Average recoveries ranged from 60 to 102% with relative standard deviations of 2.2 and 15.6% for all type of feed samples except for tetracyclines, lincomycin, tylosin, ochratoxin A, and fumonisin (B1 and B2).