Occurrence of aflatoxins in maize feed in Bihar

Published on: 03/05/2020
Author/s : Ram Singh and A.K. Shrivastav. / Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar - 243 122 (U.P.).

INTRODUCTION Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by specific filamentous fungi that are common contaminants of agricultural commodities. The magnitude of the problem of mycotoxin contamination of agricultural commodities is demonstrated by Mannon and Johnson (1985) stating that one fourth of the grains produced worldwide are contaminated by mycotoxins. FAO has also estimated that worldw...

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Swamy Haladi Swamy Haladi
Business Manager Trouw Nutrition India
March 5, 2020
This publication does not help much now as this was done in 2009.
Ram Singh Ram Singh
Ph.D (Animal Nutrition)
March 6, 2020
Thank you Mr. Swamy for your comment. It has been observed that the pattern of aflatoxin contamination of feedstuffs keep changing depending on several factors.
March 16, 2020
Although the study is old, not much interventions have been employed to minimize the food/feed aflatoxins in northern India/Asia. Excessive high levels of AFs (expressed in ppm) ask for intervention measures including monitoring as documented by the author.
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