Excellent work done by the authors. Though the information already available as qualitatively but this work revealed the quantitative details of the situation in India. And I would like to add that, according to Mycopathologia and IJPS, poultry feed samples in India were also contaminated with Fumonisin and Citrinin as well as 30% of Aflatoxin positive samples had CPA also. These are mainly immunosuppressive and affecting the mineral utilization. In the recent past quarter roughly about 15% and above feed ingredients were shown positive for Thirum and few other fungicide residues. Mainly in Souther AP, TN, Southern KA and Eastern region shown this response. And not much information about North and West. Any how, It is premitive comprehensive work from the industry under subcontinental conditions alone. It favours the development of subsequent work by the industry.
A good work about Mycotoxin in India and authors and Kemin deserve all praise for compiling data on the toxins issue in India.
Very nice and relevant article.In india most of food and feed manufacturers need a good solution to test the aflatoxin contamination in raw materials. with this concept in mind we have introduced a rapid field level aflatoxin test kit. This test can be used for screening the raw materials(chilly powder, grains or feed ingredients) at procurement site and this do not need any instruments. Specific cutoff can be adjusted in the kit and the samples which are above the cutoff value can be rejected. This test has now been implemented by many of the leading food and feed manufacturers in Kerala. Dr V I Bishor ubio Biotechnology Systems Pvt Ltd, Cochin, Kerala, India
VERY NICE AND VERY USEFUL ARTICLE. EXCUSE ME SIR, CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON MYCOTOXIN RESEARCH AND DETOXIFICATION METHODS FOLLOWING IN INDIA?