Zearalenone is the representative of fusarium, which widely presents in moldy corn, sorghum, wheat, oats, barley and their products. The food and feed contaminated by zearalenone will lead to serious food security issues and threat to human health. In recent years, several determination methods of zearalenone have been developed, mainly including thin layer chromatography, (ultra) high performance liquid chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography—coupled with mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, enzymatic linked immu-nosorbent assay, colloidal gold immune chromatography and time-resolved fluorescence immu-noassay. This article outlines the features and applications of these determination methods, and analyzes the problems and challenges of the existing determination methods of zearalenone.
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