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Cover for Mycotoxin concentration data quality: the role of sampling.

Sound strategies for the meaningful evaluation of mycotoxin contamination should include: (i) identification of the sites (where) and time (when) that lots are to be sampled, and (ii) a protocol to ensure that the test sample is representative of the lot from which it was taken. In this chapter we...

Author(s)
Miraglia, M.; Santis, B. de; Pannunzi, E.; Debegnach, F.; Brera, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in foods in West and Central Africa.

Mycotoxins, natural toxic metabolites of fungi produced under favorable conditions on a wide range of foods and feeds are a world-wide problem. The five most important groups of mycotoxins are aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol. The weather conditions in most West...

Author(s)
Kpodo, K. A.; Bankole, S. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food processing to reduce mycotoxins in Africa.

Mycotoxins have both economic and health impacts because they contaminate human food and animal feeds. A central question is whether there are food processing strategies that reduce mycotoxin levels in food products. In this chapter we critically review food processing methods tested in Africa for...

Author(s)
Fandohan, P.; Hell, K.; Marasas, W. F. O.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular approaches to development of resistance to preharvest aflatoxin contamination.

Aflatoxins are extremely carcinogenic secondary metabolites produced by Aspergillus flavus when this fungus invades crops such as maize, cotton, tree nuts and peanuts. Adverse health effects from the ingestion of these toxins have caused regulatory agencies throughout the world to limit the amount...

Author(s)
Deepak Bhatnagar; Kanniah Rajasekaran; Cary, J. W.; Brown, R.; Yu JiuJiang; Cleveland, T. E.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CGIAR research-for-development program on mycotoxins.

The major mycotoxins studied at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) institutes are aflatoxins in maize, peanut, sorghum and cassava, Fusarium toxins in maize, wheat and sorghum, and ochratoxin in cocoa and cashew. Genetic enhancement (both through plant breeding...

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.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mycotoxin contamination of food systems is a major problem in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most diets in the region are maize based, but cassava, sorghum, millet and peanuts also are important. These food systems are susceptible to aflatoxins, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and...

Author(s)
Siame, B. A.; Nawa, I. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin problems in nuts and dried fruits from the Mediterranean basin.

The occurrence of toxigenic molds and mycotoxin formation can be a problem in the Mediterranean basin. Nuts and dried fruits, the major commodities produced and traded in the basin, may be contaminated with aflatoxins and ochratoxin A. The nuts most at risk for aflatoxin formation are peanuts,...

Author(s)
Özay, G.; Ozer, H.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin contamination in peanuts.

Aflatoxins produced by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus are common contaminants of peanut (Arachis hypogea) and a major threat to consumers, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Aflatoxin contamination is a serious concern given their hepatotoxic properties and their widespread...

Author(s)
Waliyar, F.; Kumar, P. L.; Traoré, A.; Ntare, B. R.; Diarra, B.; Kodio, O.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mycotoxin research in USAID's CRSP Programs.

Nine Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) were established by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in response to Public Law 94-161, Title XII Legislation: Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger Act, which was originally approved in December 1975 and amended and...

Author(s)
Yohe, J. M.; Williams, J. H.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter

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