Aflatoxin and Food Safety (Food Science and Technology) by Hamed K. Abbas

By Hamed K. Abbas

Aflatoxins are accountable for harmful as much as 25% of the world’s nutrition plants, leading to huge monetary losses in constructed international locations and human and animal illness in under-developed ones. as well as aflatoxins, the presence of different mycotoxins, quite fumonisins, brings extra issues concerning the security of meals and box provides. There has now not been a entire, unmarried resource advisor to synthesize the main up to date details in this factor – in the past. Aflatoxin and meals safeguard offers the most recent details to be had in aflatoxin learn and keep an eye on. The editor – a number one writer, educator, and speaker on mycotoxin – has synthesized chapters from across the world well known specialists right into a unmarried accomplished source. The textual content considers the global effect of aflatoxins and describes contemporary advances in learn on aflatoxin construction, research, and toxicology. It additionally examines the innovations utilized in controlling aflatoxin creation in plants, together with the improvement of crop resistance to aflatoxin through such equipment as traditional breeding and genetic engineering. In its ultimate part, the publication discusses the post-harvest administration of aflatoxin in infected meals and feeds. an amazing resourcefor these occupied with numerous organic, biomedical, and agricultural fields, Aflatoxin and nutrients security aggregates the aflatoxin study accomplished by means of the world’s most interesting scientists during the last 15 years in an intensive and obtainable layout.

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7 SIERRA LEONE In Sierra Leone, fish is an important source of dietary protein and is generally smokedried for storage. 87 No quantification of toxin was recorded. 6 CONCLUSION It is clear from this review that aflatoxin contamination in agricultural crops is widespread in Africa and that an awareness of this situation exists across the continent; however, in many areas, the insufficiency of food supplies is a major impediment to improvements in food safety. Increased pressure on limited food resources and the attendant malnutrition exacerbates the mycotoxin problem by increasing the likelihood of human consumption of contaminated foodstuffs and by rendering the population more susceptible to the consequent adverse health effects.

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