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 products...
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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?

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.

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.

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

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( for aflatoxin M1 in milk. Simple and fast, the test results comply with EU standards.
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