An Improved Histamine Assay in Fish by Using an Oxygen Sensor and Its Comparison with the AOAC Method

Fumiko NOMURA, Minoru OHASHI, Megumi OTSUKA, Osao ADACHI, Nobuhiko ARAKAWA
1996 Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi  
A modified extraction method for determination of histamine in fish by using an oxygen sensor was examined. Histamine in canned and raw tuna was extracted with methanol, then the solution was evaporated and the residue was dissolved in phosphate buffer (0. 1 M, pH 7. 6). There was a high correlation between histamine contents determined by the oxygen sensor and the AOAC methods. To simplify the procedure, histamine in canned tuna was extracted by adding phosphate buffer and heating at 100C in a
more » ... eating at 100C in a water bath for 15 min. There was a high correlation between the contents of histamine extracted with phosphate buffer and determined by the oxygen sensor method and those of histamine extracted with methanol and determined by the AOAC method. This heating extraction procedure in buffer is simple, rapid and practical for consecutive assay of many samples.
doi:10.3358/shokueishi.37.109 fatcat:gxcjodhybbaxrk3bd4krsxl5na