Zearalenone is one of the estrogenic metabolites produced by Fusarium species. It is usually found to co-occur with trichothecenes.
Zearalenone has been used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in:
• Beer samples by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
It may be used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in:
• Cereals by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
• Maize samples by high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS).