is a poison produced by the Aspergillus fungus, and it affects cereals, nuts, and other dry foods during storage or in the field.
*In May 2018, ProGnosis Biotech launched two lateral flow test including total aflatoxins
'This is the area I believe Nigeria can do a lot of work with the ministry of agriculture, private sector and research institutes, to ensure that at some point in time, Nigeria can produce aflatoxin
free peanuts,' he said.
The current study was planned to assess microbial contamination and aflatoxin
concentrations in products easily accessible by youth in urban Pakistan.
Poultry farmers in Nakuru County are worried following the revelations as they called on the government to enforce standards in the industry.Last week, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) banned three peanut butter brands from the market over high aflatoxin
(2005) observed similar results of aflatoxins
contamination in Eastern and Central Kenya during an outbreak of Acute Aflatoxicosis where high proportion (55%) of maize samples from the local markets in all four study districts had aflatoxin
levels greater than the regulatory standards.
A total of 21 samples were obtained (3 samples of skimmed milk, 3 samples of cream, 6 samples of Infant milk formula, 3 samples of Cheddar and 3 samples of spread and 3 samples of slice and 3 samples of butter) randomly from the local markets of Tripoli, Libya and aflatoxin
concentrations were determined by using enzyme linked immunosorband assay, ELISA (Ridascreen, aflatoxin
'There are many different types of molds and fungus that can grow in food, including various species of mycotoxins, but aflatoxin
has gained attention more than most others because studies have found clear evidence of its potential for causing carcinogenic effects,' wrote Jillian Levy, a senior writer at DrAxe.com and Ancient Nutrition.
The efficacy of various additives to reduce the toxicity of aflatoxin
B1 in broiler chicks.
According to the high levels of aflatoxin
reported in the analyzed samples, there is a need of monitoring the presence of aflatoxins
in peanuts in natura in order to reduce the levels of contamination in food commercialized in northwest of Parana, Brazil.
Several techniques have been investigated that might eliminate aflatoxins
from food products, including the use of pulsed light.
B1 is the most potent naturally occurring liver carcinogen that we know.