New PT 2023 for Alterotoxins in tomato sauce: hurry up and sign up!

Commission Recommendation (EU) 2022/553 of 5 April 2022 identified on the relevant foodstuffs indicative levels for alternariol, alternariol monomethyl ether and tenuazonic acid beyond which in-depth investigations should be carried out into the factors determining the presence of Alterotoxis.

The foodstuffs identified by the European Union are tomatoes and tomato products, fruit and fruit products, nuts, dried figs, paprika powder, sesame and sunflower seeds, and cereal-based foods for infants and young children. Below is the Annex to Recommendation (EU) 2022/553:

Test Veritas has been internally developing processes for the preparation of stable and homogeneous materials for this analyte-matrix combination since 2018, and thanks to the contribution of all those who participated in our last survey concerning Alternaria toxins, it was possible to develop and implement a new interlaboratory circuit in our Mycotoxin catalogue for 2023.

We are therefore happy to present the brand new PT for the detection of Alterotoxins in tomato sauce!

PT Alterotoxins in tomato sauce
(code VF3607) – Round of October

  • Test Material: tomato sauce, 1 sample of 100 g, spiked
  • Analites: Alternariol (AOH), Alternariol monomethyl ethere (AME), Tenuazonic acid (TeA) and Tentoxin (TEN). All the molecules will be present.
  • Indicative concentrations: < 40 ppb
  • Shipping Date: October 16th 2023
  • Final Report available in December 2023
  • The price is only 375,00€!


  • For all the PTs belongs to the Progetto Trieste – Mycotoxins line, it is possible to submit 2 sets of results and evaluate them in the Final Report, thus, with one subscription, 2 laboratory technicians, or 2 different methodologies.
  • The sample is ready for analysis, no reconstitution is needed.
  • If you order several PTs belonging to the same round, you will only pay shipping costs once! The Round of October includes the lines of Progetto Trieste- Metals (page 17), Progetto Trieste – Mycotoxins (page 21), Progetto Trieste – Pesticide Residues (page 15) and Progetto Trieste – Additives (page 18). Find out about all the PTs planned for October by consulting our programme!
  • Test Veritas has more than 20 years of experience as PT provider.

Have you already answered our survey on the PT for detecting Alternaria toxins?

No? What are you waiting for?! Test Veritas is always attentive to the needs of its participants, which is why we ask you to fill in this short survey (3 minutes) and let us know which molecules and matrices you would like to analyse in the next PT dedicated to Alternaria toxins!

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