Aflatoxin; How to Avoid Aflatoxins in Food?

Control and Biotreatment of Aflatoxin

A study on the spread of Aflatoxin has been published in Science Direct. It compares the strategies of postharvestpostharvest and pre-harvest strategies to control Aflatoxins in crops. The crops are first treated with some biocontrol chemicals and later dried to control the moisture content of the crops. The crops are dried to only a 20% moisture content and are incubated at 28 C for 6 days. This significantly decreases the spread of Aflatoxins and improves the quality and healthfulness of the maize crops. Similar practices can be adapted for other crops in order to control Aflatoxicosis from feeds and foods.

References

Kumar, P. (2017). Aflatoxins: A Global Concern for Food Safety, Human Health, and Their Management. Frontiers.

A review of Aflatoxin: occurrence, prevention, and gaps in food and feed safety. (2018, March 29). Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Engineering.

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Spread of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation in postharvestpostharvest maize treated with biocontrol products. (2019, December 1). ScienceDirect.

Written by Martin Davis