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kswfoodmicro 12 Jun 2021


Study was carried out to evaluate the incidence of mycobiota and contamination of AFB 1 in sesame seeds from rainfed and irrigated zones of the Punjab, Pakistan. For this purpose, 100 sesame seed samples were collected directly from the fields of major sesame-producing areas of the rainfed and irrigated zone.

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farmindustrynews 11 Jun 2021

Drought, rain, freeze affect SW wheat

Corn stressed. He says some farmers sidedressed early, just after corn came up. “We decided to wait. We’re using Y-drops and can wait later to apply nitrogen, but this year, we’re behind and can’t get sidedress nitrogen on.” He says a few farmers have flown on nitrogen to save the corn, but the soil....

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businessdailyafrica 11 Jun 2021

Flour prices fall on reduced cost of maize grain

The price of maize flour has dropped in response to the falling cost of maize grain after the government cleared Tanzanian imports in May. A two-kilo packet of the staple is now selling at an average of Sh106 across various retail chains with millers attributing the decline to cheaper maize.

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mdpi 11 Jun 2021

Toxins, Vol. 13, Pages 418: Determination of Urinary Mycotoxin Biomarkers Using a Sensitive Online Solid Phase Extraction-UHPLC-MS/MS Method

In the course of assessing the human exposure to mycotoxins, biomarker-based approaches have proven to be important tools. Low concentration levels, complex matrix compositions, structurally diverse analytes, and the large size of sample cohorts are the main challenges of analytical procedures.

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mdpi 11 Jun 2021

IJMS, Vol. 22, Pages 6281: In Vitro Evaluation of the Individual and Combined Cytotoxic and Estrogenic Effects of Zearalenone, Its Reduced Metabolites, Alternariol, and Genistein

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites of filamentous fungi. Previous studies demonstrated the co-occurrence of Fusarium and Alternaria toxins, including zearalenone (ZEN), ZEN metabolites, and alternariol (AOH). These xenoestrogenic mycotoxins appear in soy-based meals and dietary supplements, resulting....

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miragenews 11 Jun 2021

Nicotinamide can “immunize” plants to protect from fungal disease

Kanazawa, Japan Fungal diseases in cereal crops cause major economic losses and also threaten human and livestock health, because some fungi produce powerful toxins that might enter the food chain. Farmers use fungicides to control crop diseases, such as wheat head blight.

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iaea 10 Jun 2021

IAEA and FAO Help Burkina Faso and Algeria to Enhance Food Safety

Tiny but oil- and vitamin-rich sesame seeds have become a staple of Burkina Faso’s economy – creating jobs and generating income. After cotton, the edible seeds that grow in pods have become the West African country’s second most exported agricultural product.

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mdpi 10 Jun 2021

Toxins, Vol. 13, Pages 412: Bio-Preservative Potential of Microorganisms Isolated from Red Grape against Food Contaminant Fungi

Fungal spoilage is one of the main reasons of economic losses in the food industry, especially in the wine sector. Consequently, the search for safer and new preservation techniques has gained importance in recent years. The objective of this study was to investigate the antifungal and....

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kentonline 10 Jun 2021

Dog left 'trembling and shaking' after eating mouldy sausage

Dog needed emergency vet treatment after eating discarded sausage. A family's beloved dog nearly died after eating a mouldy sausage thrown into her garden. Border terrier Millie began trembling and shaking shortly after coming back into the house just as owner Jakub Ovecka was preparing for bed.

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mdpi 09 Jun 2021

Foods, Vol. 10, Pages 1331: Chemoprotective Effects of Xanthohumol against the Carcinogenic Mycotoxin Aflatoxin B1

The present study addresses the chemoprotective effects of xanthohumol (XN), a prenylated flavonoid found in the female inflorescences (hops) of the plant Humulus lupulus L., against the carcinogenic food contaminant aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). The chemical reactions of XN and its derivatives....

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mdpi 09 Jun 2021

Toxins, Vol. 13, Pages 409: The Presence of Mycotoxins in Human Amniotic Fluid

Mycotoxin exposure assessments through biomonitoring studies, based on the analysis of amniotic fluid, provides useful information about potential exposure of mothers and fetuses to ubiquitous toxic metabolites that are routinely found in food and the environment.

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EC 09 Jun 2021

Two oceans, one goal: you are what (and where) you eat

Vincent Porphyre is both a veterinarian and a researcher working for the CIRAD . He is also someone dedicated to agrifood, environment and consumer safety and very involved in scientific cooperation in the Indian Ocean since 2010. That year he became President of the QualiReg , a network that aims....

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mdpi 08 Jun 2021

Gels, Vol. 7, Pages 67: Typical Fluorescent Sensors Exploiting Molecularly Imprinted Hydrogels for Environmentally and Medicinally Important Analytes Detection

In this work, two typical fluorescent sensors were generated by exploiting molecularly imprinted polymeric hydrogels (MIPGs) for zearalenone (ZON) and glucuronic acid (GA) detection, via the analyte’s self-fluorescence property and receptor’s fluorescence effect, respectively.

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kenyamoja 08 Jun 2021

KBC News: Cereals at posho mills to be tested before milling

Intense testing of cereals in local Posho Mills will be heightened in the coming days as the government heightens enforcement of food safety regulations. Agriculture and Food Authority Director General Kello Harsama says increasing cancer cases in rural areas are attributed to high aflatoxin levels on cereals especially maize and adulterated rice.

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chathamdailynews 08 Jun 2021

Nut butters: Is there a best choice?

As a health professional, I hold the nutritional value of nuts and seeds in very high esteem. No matter where you turn scientifically, there is ample evidence that the inclusion of these foods in a diet improves human health in a number of ways, including helping to improve blood cholesterol, pressure and sugar levels.

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tribuneonlineng 08 Jun 2021

NSPRI trains 80 ADP staff on post harvest management

EIGHTY staff of the Agricultural Development Projects (ADP) selected from states in the South West and North Central geopolitical zones of the country have been trained on technological innovation in post harvest management. Speaking during opening of the five- day training programme by the Nigerian....

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4-traders 08 Jun 2021

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF REPUBLIC : In a boost to exports from eastern region, 24 MT of groundnuts exported to Nepal from West Bengal

Ministry of Commerce & Industry. In a boost to exports from eastern region, 24 MT of groundnuts exported to Nepal from West Bengal Posted On: 08 JUN 2021 10:10AM by PIB Delhi. Opening a window of possibilities of boosting groundnut exports from eastern region, a consignment of 24 metric tonne (MT)....

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mdpi 07 Jun 2021

Toxins, Vol. 13, Pages 404: Tea: Transfer of Mycotoxins from the Spiked Matrix into an Infusion

Recent surveys report the occurrence of Aspergillus and Penicillium metabolites (aflatoxins (AFLs), ochratoxin A (OTA), cyclopiazonic and mycophenolic acids (MPA), sterigmatocystin (STC), citrinin), Fusarium (trichothecenes, zearalenone (ZEA), fumonisins (FBs), enniatins (ENNs)) and Alternaria....

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foodnavigator 07 Jun 2021

Mars discusses the future of food safety: ‘We have a responsibility to help solve critical global food safety challenges’

Food and agricultural commodities are among the most traded products in the world. As markets become increasingly globalized and the population continues to expand, the global food supply chain will continue to increase in scale and complexity. Food safety is vital for mass production and distribution models.

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kenyanews 07 Jun 2021

Garissa County, WFP establishes food testing Labs

Garissa County Government has unveiled three quality assurance-monitoring labs aimed at ensuring food sold locally was safe for consumption. The mini-labs were established in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) and have been set up in Garissa, Masalani and Dadaab where they will grade....

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feedstuffs 07 Jun 2021

‘Doc’ Graham Center opens at West Texas A&M University

The Texas A&M University System and Texas A&M AgriLife celebrated the grand opening of two buildings that greatly enhance veterinary medical, education and research missions in the Texas Panhandle. The center — located in the northeast corner of West Texas A&M’s Canyon campus — is home to both the....

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mdpi 07 Jun 2021

Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, Pages 5306: Statistical Approach to Potentially Enhance the Postbiotication of Gluten-Free Sourdough

Fermented products are permanently under the attention of scientists and consumers, both due to nutritional importance and health promoting effects. The fermented functional foods contribute to a more balanced diet and increase the immune responses (among many other health effects) with positive implications for quality of life.

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kswfoodmicro 06 Jun 2021

Research – Mycotoxins Affecting Animals, Foods, Humans, and Plants: Types, Occurrence, Toxicities, Action Mechanisms, Prevention, and Detoxification Strategies—A Revisit

Mycotoxins are produced by fungi and are known to be toxic to humans and animals. Common mycotoxins include aflatoxins, ochratoxins, zearalenone, patulin, sterigmatocystin, citrinin, ergot alkaloids, deoxynivalenol, fumonisins, trichothecenes, Alternaria toxins, tremorgenic mycotoxins, fusarins,....

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mdpi 05 Jun 2021

Toxins, Vol. 13, Pages 403: The Occurrence of Mycotoxins in Raw Materials and Fish Feeds in Europe and the Potential Effects of Deoxynivalenol (DON) on the Health and Growth of Farmed Fish Species

The first part of this study evaluates the occurrence of mycotoxin patterns in feedstuffs and fish feeds. Results were extrapolated from a large data pool derived from wheat ( n = 857), corn ( n = 725), soybean meal ( n = 139) and fish feed ( n = 44) samples in European countries and based on sample....

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fao-en-codexalimentarius 05 Jun 2021

Regional 2-day webinar for Latin America and the Caribbean hears how “feeding the planet is an opportunity for the whole region”

To open the week leading up to World Food Safety Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the International Regional Organisation for Animal and Plant....

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4-traders 04 Jun 2021

MYCOTOXINS : from low to high contamination

Mycotoxin risk has become one of the main challenges to be tackled by farmers and producers worldwide. It is considered that more than 25% of harvested cereals are contaminated with mycotoxins, which significantly impacts the technical and therefore economic performance of livestock.

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kswfoodmicro 04 Jun 2021

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Piatchios – Organic Groundnuts – Organic Sesame Seeds – Watermelon Seeds with Saffron

Food Microbiology Alerts and Information from Around the World. RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Piatchios – Organic Groundnuts – Organic Sesame Seeds – Watermelon Seeds with Saffron. Pistachios total aflatoxins and B1 above legal limit from Iran in Spain. Aflatoxins (B1 = 4.0; Tot. = 4.

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