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kswfoodmicro 04 Dec 2020

Research – Effect of Blanching on Aflatoxin Contamination and Cross-Contamination of Almonds

Journal of Food Protection ABSTRACT Blanching of almonds was examined for reducing the aflatoxin content of contaminated nuts. Almonds with intact pellicles were spiked with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and blanched at 85°C. Following blanching, almond kernels and pellicles contained 20 and … Continue....

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mdpi 04 Dec 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 768: Pre-Harvest Modelling and Mitigation of Aflatoxins in Maize in a Changing Climatic Environment—A Review

Aflatoxins (AFs) are harmful secondary metabolites produced by various moulds, among which Aspergillus flavus is the major AF-producer fungus. These mycotoxins have carcinogenic or acute toxigenic effects on both humans and food producing animals and, therefore, the health risks and also the....

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mdpi 04 Dec 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 769: Mycotoxin and Gut Microbiota Interactions

The interactions between mycotoxins and gut microbiota were discovered early in animals and explained part of the differences in susceptibility to mycotoxins among species. Isolation of microbes present in the gut responsible for biotransformation of mycotoxins into less toxic metabolites and for....

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kswfoodmicro 04 Dec 2020

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts – Dried Figs – Pistachios – Brown Basmati Rice – Hazlenut Kernels – Almonds – Chilli Powder

RASFF aflatoxins (B1 = >48; Tot. = >60 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Nigeria in Poland RASFF aflatoxins (B1 = 15.3 mg/kg – ppm) in dried figs from Turkey in Sweden RASFF aflatoxins (B1 = 22.2; Tot. = 24.3 … Continue reading →

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thefishsite 03 Dec 2020

The fateful eight: the latest investment opportunities in aquaculture and beyond

1. Alternative seafood. Seven of the eight have come up with concepts directly relating to aquaculture. However, the first to pitch, The Plant Based Seafood Company , was promoting its range of – you guessed it – seafood made from plants. Monica Talbert, CEO of the Virginia-based company, explained....

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prnewswire 03 Dec 2020

Worldwide Analytical Standards Industry to 2025 - Featuring Agilent Technologies, Waters Corporation and Spex Certiprep Among Others

report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global analytical standards market size is projected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2025 from USD 1.3 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 6.3%. Factors such as the increasing adoption of analytical techniques in pesticide monitoring are propelling the growth of the analytical standards market.

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mdpi 03 Dec 2020

Plants, Vol. 9, Pages 1702: Updating the Breeding Philosophy of Wheat to Fusarium Head Blight (FHB): Resistance Components, QTL Identification, and Phenotyping—A Review

Fusarium head blight has posed continuous risks to wheat production worldwide due to its effects on yield, and the fungus provides additional risks with production of toxins. Plant resistance is thought to be the most powerful method. The host plant resistance is complex, Types IV were reported.

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mdpi 03 Dec 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 765: Fusarium Cyclodepsipeptide Mycotoxins: Chemistry, Biosynthesis, and Occurrence

Most of the fungi from the Fusarium genus are pathogenic to cereals, vegetables, and fruits and the products of their secondary metabolism mycotoxins may accumulate in foods and feeds. Non-ribosomal cyclodepsipeptides are one of the main mycotoxin groups and include beauvericins (BEAs), enniatins (ENNs), and beauvenniatins (BEAEs).

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mdpi 03 Dec 2020

JoF, Vol. 6, Pages 332: First Report of the Production of Mycotoxins and Other Secondary Metabolites by Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid. Isolates from Soybeans (Glycine max L.) Symptomatic with Charcoal Rot Disease

Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid., the causal agent of charcoal rot disease of soybean, is capable of causing disease in more than 500 other commercially important plants. This fungus produces several secondary metabolites in culture, including (-)-botryodiplodin, phaseolinone and mellein.

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kswfoodmicro 02 Dec 2020

Israel – Ground Nutmeg/Sterilized Nutmeg – Aflatoxin B1

Ministry of Health Upon inspection by the Food Service in Ashkelon District Public Health Bureau, it was found that the following ground nutmeg products contain higher levels of mycotoxins of the Aflatoxin B1 type than permitted. Product’s name: Ground Nutmeg … Continue reading →

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mdpi 02 Dec 2020

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 8964: Seasonal Variation in Aflatoxin Levels in Edible Seeds, Estimation of its Dietary Intake and Vitamin E Levels in Southern Areas of Punjab, Pakistan

A total of 779 samples of edible nuts (melon seeds, watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds, and cantaloupe seeds) from Southern Punjab (Pakistan), were collected during the summer and the winter seasons. The natural occurrence of aflatoxins (AFs) and vitamin E (tocopherols) levels were investigated using HPLC.

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mdpi 02 Dec 2020

Foods, Vol. 9, Pages 1789: Elimination of Aflatoxins B1 and B2 in White and Red Wines by Bentonite Fining. Efficiency and Impact on Wine Quality

Aflatoxins B1 and B2 are two highly toxic mycotoxins that have been sometimes found in wines. Currently, no technological solution is available to reduce or eliminate aflatoxins from wines when they are present. Therefore, this work aims to study the efficiency of already approved wine fining agents....

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mdpi 02 Dec 2020

Beverages, Vol. 6, Pages 69: Mycotoxins in Beverages

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi that contaminate raw materials such as cereals, fruits, dried fruits, coffee, and grapes when they have been produced or maintained in a temperature and/or humidity conditions that favor fungi growth [...

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kenyamoja 01 Dec 2020

People Daily: We need effective strategies against food waste

Jacob Ochieng’ The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimated that 14 per cent of food produced in 2019 went to waste using their pioneering Food Loss Index (FLI) tool. For the first time, it attached economic value to food loss, moving away from traditional reporting solely based on physical volumes.

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mdpi 30 Nov 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 757: Development of PCR, LAMP and qPCR Assays for the Detection of Aflatoxigenic Strains of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus in Hazelnut

Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus are two species able to produce aflatoxins in foodstuffs, and in particular in hazelnuts, at harvest and during postharvest phase. As not all the strains of these species are aflatoxin producers, it is necessary to develop techniques that can detect aflatoxigenic from not aflatoxigenic strains.

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feedstuffs 30 Nov 2020

Feedstuffs Precision Pork: Special Report - Mycotoxin risks when using byproducts?

What are the economic benefits and risks associated with the use of corn DDGS in swine diets?

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swissinfo 30 Nov 2020

Swiss GMO ban: ‘What are we afraid of?’

The Swiss moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified organisms and sale of GMO products was first introduced following a people’s initiative in 2005. It has since been extended three times by parliament. Earlier this month, the government proposed a new extension until the end of 2025.

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swissinfo-eng 30 Nov 2020

Swiss GMO ban: ‘What are we afraid of?’ Swiss GMO ban: ‘What are we afraid of?’ This content was published on Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020 The head of the Swiss federal body for agriculture research has expressed frustration at the government’s plan to extend the moratorium on GM plants.

The Swiss moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified organisms and sale of GMO products was first introduced following a people’s initiative in 2005. It has since been extended three times by parliament. Earlier this month, the government proposed a new extension until the end of 2025.

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mdpi 30 Nov 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 756: Aflatoxin B1 and Sterigmatocystin Binding Potential of Lactobacilli

Due to global climate change, mould strains causing problems with their mycotoxin production in the tropicalsubtropical climate zone have also appeared in countries belonging to the temperate zone. Biodetoxification of crops and raw materials for food and feed industries including the aflatoxin B1....

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mdpi 30 Nov 2020

Chemosensors, Vol. 8, Pages 121: An Impedance Based Electrochemical Immunosensor For Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring in Pistachio Matrices

Aflatoxins are highly toxic fungal secondary metabolites that often contaminate food and feed commodities. An electrochemical immunosensor for the determination of aflatoxin B 1 (AFB 1 ) was fabricated by immobilizing monoclonal AFB 1 antibodies onto a screen-printed gold electrode that was modified....

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mdpi 29 Nov 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 754: The Genomic Regions That Contain Ochratoxin A Biosynthetic Genes Widely Differ in Aspergillus Section Circumdati Species

Aspergillus section Circumdati includes 27 species, some of which are considered ochratoxin A (OTA) producers. However, there is considerable controversy about their potential OTA synthesis ability. In this work, the complete genomes of 13 species of Aspergillus section Circumdati were analyzed in....

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kswfoodmicro 29 Nov 2020

Research – Aspergillus-Derived Mycotoxins in the Feed and Food Chain

Frontiers in Microbiology Image CDC Aspergillus-produced mycotoxins can enter the feed and food chain at many points in both pre-harvest and post-harvest. Although current climate changes seem to speed up the world-wide spread of mycotoxigenic fungi including the Aspergilli and also facilitate …....

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mdpi 28 Nov 2020

Insects, Vol. 11, Pages 846: Storage of Cereals in Warehouses with or without Pesticides

For decades, the use of various synthetic pesticides has been the key factor in the proper and long-term storage of cereals. Unfortunately, we are faced with non-acceptable data regarding the effects of synthetic pesticides. Due to this, further steps have been made in order to take measures to....

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premiumtimesng 28 Nov 2020

Why prices of food items have increased in Nigeria

Causes of Increase in price. Post harvest losses, pandemic. This newspaper reported how Nigerian farmers lamented post harvest losses on their farms due to natural and social disasters. “Farmers in Kebbi had access to their farms but were unable to sell many of their produce due to the interstate....

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zawya-palestine 28 Nov 2020

India to increase share of organic Basmati rice exports to UAE

New Delhi Basmati rice, the largest agricultural product export from India, is to be refined in overseas consumer preferences with an increased share of its organic rice variety. Outlining the multiple measures towards this goal, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry here said the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the major markets for Indian Basmati rice.

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authorityngr 28 Nov 2020

NIPRD, NNPC partner on local drugs production

The Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe has said that the institute is presently in discussion with the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on how to collaborate in sourcing by-product of the refineries to produce drugs locally.

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gateteviews 27 Nov 2020

Kenyan Products are among the best on the Rwandan Market

By CPA Boniface MUTUA, Chairman, Association of Kenyans Living in Rwanda (AKR). Two days ago, an article was published in the Newtimes Rwanda, titled: ‘Contaminated Kenyan food products removed from shelves’. A priori the content of the article was factual. It described the cooperation between our two friendly nations.

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mdpi 27 Nov 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 750: Presence of 19 Mycotoxins in Human Plasma in a Region of Northern Spain

This study was conducted to investigate human exposure to 19 compounds (mycotoxins and their metabolites) in plasma samples from healthy adults (n = 438, aged 1968 years) from Navarra, a region of northern Spain. Samples were analyzed by LC-MS/MS, before and after enzymatic hydrolysis for the....

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poultryworld 27 Nov 2020

6 steps to become a broiler health champion

Our 7-year-old son experienced a bacterial infection, was prescribed a course of antibiotics and briefly hospitalised after 3 days of treatment. He appeared to recover but the same symptoms reappeared 2 weeks later. After a paediatrician consult and swab (for antibiogram), a second round of antibiotics was prescribed.

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kswfoodmicro 27 Nov 2020

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Kuli Kuli Peanut Snack – Groundnuts – Pistachios – Chilli Powder – Dried Figs

RASFF aflatoxins (B1 = 23.1; Tot. = 27.3 µg/kg – ppb) in kuli-kuli spiced peanut Snack from Nigeria in the UK RASFF aflatoxins (B1 = 29.7; Tot. = 33.8 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from the United States … Continue reading →

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mdpi 27 Nov 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 748: Bioactive Components of Pomegranate Oil and Their Influence on Mycotoxin Secretion

Pomegranate, similar to other fruits, has juice-extraction by-products. Pomegranate seed oil (PGO) is a non-traditional oil with health benefits, rich in bioactive components. This study was aimed to assess PGO phytochemicals and their influence as bioactive components to reduce mycotoxin secretion.

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mdpi 27 Nov 2020

Agriculture, Vol. 10, Pages 585: Optimal Harvest Time for Preventing Hot Pepper Seed Browning during Cold Storage Is Associated with Seed Maturity

Chilling injury (CI), which causes seed browning in pepper, may arise following long-term cold storage, and is a major cause of postharvest losses. To explore potential strategies of minimizing the associated postharvest losses, the present study investigated the optimal pepper harvest time that....

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