PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES-PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITESI MUHENDISLIK BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.22, no.6, pp.513-519, 2016 (ESCI)
The aim of the study is to add an aflatoxin inhibition propertyto a novel biocomposite packaging film which is derived from orange peels waste and including thermo plastic starch and clay. Biocomposite film was coated with, Cellulose Acetate Phthalate (CAP), an enteric coating used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient, for aflatoxini nhibition. Total aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2) analysis was realized on sterilized dry raisins. Before the test, all the dry raisins were sterilized and their initial total aflatoxin content (mg/g raisin) was determined. Then, a group of sterilized dry raisin were contaminated with Aspergillus parasiticus. Both sterilized and contaminated dry raisins were covered by the testing films and incubated at 25 degrees C forfivedays. After five days, final total aflatoxin contents in sterilized and contaminated dry raisin were measured to determine the existing aflatoxin and new aflatoxin growth, respectively. Total aflatoxin content was measured by a fluorometricmycotoxin test equipmentafterextraction. Resultsshowthat CAP has increased the inhibition effect of biocomposite film against existing aflatoxin and new synthesis. In addition to this, it was observed that CAP is more effective to new aflatoxin synthesis than commercial packaging film.