Mycotoxin in India

Forum: A Comprehensive Mapping of Mycotoxin Prevalence in India

Published on: 11/09/2010
Author/s : S Gomathy, S Rajagopal, R Kannan and V Velan (Kemin Industries South Asia Pvt. Ltd.)
AbstractKemin India has conducted a detailed survey to understand the mycotoxin prevalence pattern in poultry feed and feed raw materials from various regions in India. The study was carried out from Jan 2010 to July 2010 and comprised of 400 samples. The study revealed that, 393 out of 400 samples tested were contaminated with one or more mycotoxin i.e. 98% of sample collected was contaminated wi...
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November 9, 2010

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.

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Arshaq Ramzee Arshaq Ramzee
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
November 10, 2010

A good work about Mycotoxin in India and authors and Kemin deserve all praise for compiling data on the toxins issue in India.

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November 11, 2010

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

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Ramachandran Ramachandran
Student
June 17, 2011

VERY NICE AND VERY USEFUL ARTICLE. EXCUSE ME SIR, CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON MYCOTOXIN RESEARCH AND DETOXIFICATION METHODS FOLLOWING IN INDIA?

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September 3, 2020
Nice work done by team, really helps to understand the situation of mycotoxin contamination in Indian food and feed. Moreover it is necessary to do the mycotoxin management with concern to food safety and consumers health.
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