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Mycotoxins: detection methods, management, public health and agricultural trade.

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This book is an outcome of the MycoGlobe conference in Accra. Most of the chapters are based on invited oral presentations made at the conference. The chapters in this book touch on issues including health, trade, ecology, epidemiology, occurrence, detection, management, awareness and policy. This book serves as a source of information on the occurrence and impact of mycotoxins on everything from ...

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Chapter 31 (Page no: 359)

Institutionalizing mycotoxin testing in Africa.

The aflatoxin class of mycotoxins is one of the most important food safety concerns at domestic and international levels. The widespread occurrence of aflatoxin contamination in Africa and other tropical countries is a major potential hazard to humans and domesticated animals, and causes severe health and economic problems. Africa is in a precarious position because the environmental conditions and cultural practices across the continent favor fungal attacks of crops and commodities. Other factors that exacerbate African problems include constraints in resources and infrastructure, a lack of adequate regulatory and control systems for monitoring mycotoxin contamination, and limited availability of food due to war, famine and other natural disasters. Several countries in Africa have established regulations on mycotoxins in food and feed to safeguard both health and trade interests. Due to inadequate facilities for monitoring mycotoxins, the institutionalization of food safety regulations in Africa has been difficult. The availability of accurate, cost-effective testing procedures for rapid mycotoxin analysis is a prerequisite for the enforcement of food safety regulations and to facilitate international trade. Recently, we established aflatoxin-testing facilities in Nigeria, Malawi, Mali and Mozambique. These facilities enable farmers and traders to make sales in the high-value international trade markets. In this chapter, we discuss the problems and opportunities for institutionalizing aflatoxin-testing facilities in Africa.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The EU MycoGlobe project: global integration of mycotoxin and toxigenic fungal research for enhanced food safety. Author(s): Visconti, A. Perrone, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) IITA's research-for-development agenda for Africa. Author(s): Blade, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Priorities for mycotoxin research in Africa identified by using the nominal group discussion technique. Author(s): Ranajit Bandyopadhyay Leslie, J. F. Frederiksen, R. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) Mycotoxins: a global problem. Author(s): Marasas, W. F. O. Gelderblom, W. C. A. Shephard, G. S. Vismer, H. F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 41) Modulation of the human immune system by aflatoxin. Author(s): Jolly, P. E. Yi JiAng Ellis, W. O. Jia ShengWang Afriyie-Gyawu, E. Phillips, T. D. Williams, J. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 53) Aflatoxin exposure and impaired child growth in West Africa: an unexplored international public health burden? Author(s): Gong YunYun Turner, P. C. Hall, A. J. Wild, C. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 67) Economic impact of aflatoxin contamination in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Coulibaly, O. Hell, K. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay Hounkponou, S. Leslie, J. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 77) European Union legislation on mycotoxins in food and feed: overview of the decision-making process and recent and future developments. Author(s): Verstraete, F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 103) Mycotoxin contamination in foods in West and Central Africa. Author(s): Kpodo, K. A. Bankole, S. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 117) Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa. Author(s): Siame, B. A. Nawa, I. N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 127) The 2004 and 2005 aflatoxin tragedies in Kenya - a case study. Author(s): Okioma, M. N.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 133) Mycotoxin problems in nuts and dried fruits from the Mediterranean basin. Author(s): Özay, G. Ozer, H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 139) Between emerging and historical problems: an overview of the main toxigenic fungi and mycotoxin concerns in Europe. Author(s): Logrieco, A. F. Moretti, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 155) The impact of mycotoxins in animal feeds. Author(s): Fink-Gremmels, J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 171) Overview of detection methods for mycotoxins. Author(s): Pascale, M. Visconti, A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 185) Mycotoxin concentration data quality: the role of sampling. Author(s): Miraglia, M. Santis, B. de Pannunzi, E. Debegnach, F. Brera, C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 195) Development of quantitative detection methods for Fusarium in cereals and their application. Author(s): Waalwijk, C. Vries, I. M. de Köhl, J. Xu XiuDe Lee, T. A. J. van der Kema, G. H. J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 209) Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin contamination in peanuts. Author(s): Waliyar, F. Kumar, P. L. Traoré, A. Ntare, B. R. Diarra, B. Kodio, O.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 219) Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin in maize: an African perspective. Author(s): Hell, K. Fandohan, P. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay Kiewnick, S. Sikora, R. Cotty, P. J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 231) Management of ochratoxin A in the cocoa supply chain: a summary of work by the CAOBISCO/ECA/FCC working group on ochratoxin A. Author(s): Gilmour, M. Lindblom, M.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 245) Prevention of ochratoxin A in grapes and wine. Author(s): Battilani, P.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 257) Molecular approaches to development of resistance to preharvest aflatoxin contamination. Author(s): Deepak Bhatnagar Kanniah Rajasekaran Cary, J. W. Brown, R. Yu JiuJiang Cleveland, T. E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 277) Breeding maize for resistance to mycotoxins at IITA. Author(s): Menkir, A. Brown, R. L. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay Chen ZhiYuan Cleveland, T. E.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 287) Etiology and management of aflatoxin contamination. Author(s): Cotty, P. J. Probst, C. Jaime-Garcia, R.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 301) NovaSilTM clay for the management of dietary aflatoxins in human populations. Author(s): Afriyie-Gyawu, E. Williams, J. H. Huebner, H. J. Ankrah, N. A. Ofori-Adjei, D. Jolly, P. E. Wang JiaSheng Phillips, T. D.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 309) Food processing to reduce mycotoxins in Africa. Author(s): Fandohan, P. Hell, K. Marasas, W. F. O.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 317) Indoor airborne exposure to molds and mycotoxins. Author(s): Shelton, B. G. Leslie, J. F.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 327) Are Ghanaians aware of the aflatoxin menace? Author(s): Awuah, R. T. Agyemang, K. O. Fialor, S. C. Jolly, C. M.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 335) Institutional aspects of Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues in ECOWAS trade. Author(s): Hughes, J. d'A. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay Makinde, K. Olembo, S.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 349) Institutional stakeholders in mycotoxin issues - past, present and future. Author(s): Williams, J. H.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 369) Prevention strategies for trichothecenes and ochratoxin in cereals. Author(s): Magan, N. Olsen, M. Aldred, D.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 387) FAO program on mycotoxin management. Author(s): Piñeiro, M.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 403) Mycotoxin research in USAID's CRSP Programs. Author(s): Yohe, J. M. Williams, J. H.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 413) CGIAR research-for-development program on mycotoxins. Author(s): Ortiz, R. Ban, T. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay Banziger, M. Bergvinson, D. Hell, K. James, B. Jeffers, D. Kumar, P. L. Menkir, A. Murakami, J. Nigam, S. N. Upadhyaya, H. D. Waliyar, F.