Aflatoxins M1 in dairy industry

Forum: Aflatoxin M1 in Milk

Published on: 10/16/2012
Author/s : Jodie A. Pennington, Professor ­Dairy and Goats
Introduction Aflatoxins are mycotoxins of major concern to the dairy industry. Most mycotoxins are found in grain, usually grown in a drought, although they may contaminate pasture grass and occasionally hay. Most frequently, aflatoxins are found in corn (see Figures 1-3) and cottonseed, and sometimes in their byproducts, but also on rare occasions in soybeans or distiller's grain. Peanut produc...
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Drmuhammad Shafique Drmuhammad Shafique
Veterinary Doctor
October 16, 2012

It is a very informative article in respect of aflatoxin. It is a silent non visible and non curable disease occurred in human. Now what treatment should be given to contaminated milk?
DR.MUHAMMAD SHAFIQUE
DAIRY CONSULTANT,

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M Subhan Qureshi M Subhan Qureshi
Professor and Dean FAHVS, University of Agriculture, Peshawar-25120, Pakistan; Chief Organizer, Dairy Science Park
October 17, 2012

A good extension article, providing information for critical levels of aflatoxin in milk and .feed ingredients.

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October 17, 2012

I dont think there is any way to treat the contaminated milk. What we can do is to treat feed or treat cow.

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October 19, 2012

Very good extensive article but regular testing of aflatoxin in milk will be a very costly affair and if simpler economical and field oriented tests are evolved for primary screening is required .any information regarding this can be shared.
thanxs for good article

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December 18, 2019
Aflatoxin M1 is mainly present in cow's milk, which is mainly caused by cows ingesting feed contaminated with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). Detecting aflatoxins in milk is also a good method. Ballya provides an aflatoxin M1 test kit(https://ballyabio.com/aflatoxin-m1-test-fluorescence/) for aflatoxin M1 in milk. Simple and fast, the test results comply with EU standards.
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