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Contamination problems in Nairobi's food supply chains

ILRI aflatoxin infographic, Nov 2013.

‘The rise of local agricultural industries (agro-industrialisation) has had both positive and negative effects on the economy. . . . 360 more words


Aflatoxins in dairy cattle feed in Senegal

Aflatoxins are toxic byproducts from moulds, especially Aspergillus flavus. These moulds grow on crops, and in particular maize and groundnuts are often contaminated.

In humans, aflatoxins cause rare, high case fatality outbreaks (acute aflatoxicosis) while long-term consumption leads to hepatocellular cancer (globally, around 20,000 deaths annually). 43 more words


Aflatoxins: Poisons Hiding in Plain Sight

There’s a good chance these toxins are lurking in your child’s lunchbox—and they are some of the most poisonous natural compounds known to humankind. Find out how to eliminate them from your home and from your body. 1,756 more words


Scientists Develop Sh200 Test Kit To Detect Aflatoxin In Maize Within 15 Minutes

Scientists have developed a new technology that detects aflatoxins on location.

The rapid test kit will cost less that Sh200 and comes with a mobile extraction kit that will be ready in two months. 31 more words

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AU Workshop: Mitigating The Health And Nutrition Impacts of Aflatoxins In Africa Through Uncommon Partnership

The two-day workshop under the theme “Mitigating the Health and Nutrition Impacts of Aflatoxins in Africa through Uncommon Partnerships” commenced today at the African Union Commission (AUC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 772 more words


Brussels roundtable this week on mitigating aflatoxin contamination of food and feed in Africa

Aflatoxin-contaminated groundnut kernels from Mozambique (via Flickr/IITA).

‘PAEPARD is organising with the Directorate General Sante of the European Commission and the East African Farmer Federation (EAFF), and in collaboration with the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) and the African Society of Mycotoxicology (ASM), a roundtable meeting of key aflatoxin experts (not only research experts) on the mitigation of aflatoxin in food and feed in Africa on Monday 25th January 2015 in Brussels (by invitation only). 480 more words