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Study: Traditional brews are contaminated with aflatoxin

Daily Nation - May 15, 2017
Beers contaminated with aflatoxin were also found in Bungoma, Samburu and Taita Taveta counties. Such brews are made from fermented maize, sorghum or malted millet and water, with maize being the preferred grain owing to its wide use and availability ...

Romer Labs launches ELISA test to detect Aflatoxin M1

FoodQualityNews.com - May 5, 2017
AgraQuant Aflatoxin M1 High Sensitivity allows detection to exceed requirements of existing regulations, said the firm. The tests are enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) in a quantitative format for a parallel measurement of up to 42 samples.

Study of Tanzania's sunflower seeds finds high aflatoxin levels ...

Africa Times - May 4, 2017
A team of scientists studying a toxic mold in Tanzania say it is commonly found on sunflower seeds and can pose a health risk. The study conducted by.

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Fungal Metabolites

This handbook compiles authoritative information about fungal metabolites and their chemistry and biotechnology. The first in the reference work series “Phytochemicals”, and written by a team of international expert authors, this book provides reference information ranging from the description of fungal natural products, over their use e.g. as anticancer agents, to microbial synthesis, even spanning to the production of secondary metabolites on industrial scale. On the other hand it also describes global health issues related to aflatoxin production in foods and agriculture, including perspectives for detoxification.
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Aflatoxins: Finding Solutions for Improved Food Safety

Aflatoxins are a naturally occurring carcinogenic byproduct of common fungi on grains and other crops, particularly maize and groundnuts. They pose a significant public health risk in many tropical developing countries and are also a barrier to the growth of domestic and international commercial markets for food and feed. In recent years the aflatoxin problem has garnered greatly increased attention from both policy and donor communities around the globe. What can be done to reduce the detrimental impacts of aflatoxins? Because growth of the molds that produce aflatoxins is caused by multiple factors, and because they must be controlled along the entire value chain from production to consumption, only a robust multifaceted approach to controlling aflatoxins is likely to be effective.
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Microbial Toxins: Methods and Protocols

Interest in the field of microbial toxins is ever growing and spreading across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. In an effort to supplement the available reference texts on toxins, Microbial Toxins: Methods and Protocols includes protocols on mold fungus toxins, with some focus on aflatoxins. Intended to support a wide variety of researchers, Microbial Toxins: Methods and Protocols presents the reader with biological, chemical, physical, and medical approaches, as well as state-of-the-art research techniques.
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