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mdpi 17 Jun 2019

Applied Sciences, Vol. 9, Pages 2467: Analysis of the Molecular Interactions between Cytochromes P450 3A4 and 1A2 and Aflatoxins: A Docking Study

Abstract Mycotoxins known as aflatoxins (AF) are produced as a secondary metabolite by some species of Aspergillus fungi. They are considered carcinogenic, hepatotoxic, teratogenic, and mutagenic. In this study, the molecular structure, chemical reactivity, and charge transfer values of AFB1, B2,....

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mdpi 17 Jun 2019

Antioxidants, Vol. 8, Pages 178: Long-Term Effects of Ochratoxin A on the Glutathione Redox System and Its Regulation in Chicken

Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of three-weeks ochratoxin A (OTA) exposure on some lipid peroxidation parameters, reduced glutathione concentration and glutathione-peroxidase activity, as well as expression of oxidative stress response-related ( KEAP1 NRF2) and glutathione system ( GPX3 GPX4 GSS GSR) genes in chickens.

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abamako 17 Jun 2019

Amazone de la semaine : Professeure Diallo Kadia Maïga: Dans la rubrique, cette semaine, celle qui a retenu notre attention, c’est Mme Diallo Kadia Maïga

Mme Diallo Kadia Maiga est Secrétaire générale de la Commission nationale malienne pour l’UNESCO (Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Éducation, la Science et la Culture) et l’ISESCO (Organisation Islamique pour l’Éducation, les Sciences et la culture).

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maliactu 17 Jun 2019

Mali : Amazone de la semaine : Professeure Diallo Kadia Maïga

Dans la rubrique, cette semaine, celle qui a retenu notre attention, c’est Mme Diallo Kadia Maïga. Mme Diallo Kadia Maiga est Secrétaire générale de la Commission nationale malienne pour l’UNESCO (Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Éducation, la Science et la Culture) et l’ISESCO (Organisation....

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mali-web 17 Jun 2019

Amazone de la semaine : Professeure Diallo Kadia Maïga

Dans la rubrique, cette semaine, celle qui a retenu notre attention, c’est Mme Diallo Kadia Maïga. Mme Diallo Kadia Maiga est Secrétaire générale de la Commission nationale malienne pour l’UNESCO (Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Éducation, la Science et la Culture) et l’ISESCO (Organisation....

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mdpi 15 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 342: Occurrence of Mycotoxins in Swine Feeding from Spain

Abstract A survey including 228 pig feed samples from Spain has been developed, exploring the occurrence of 19 mycotoxins (aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2, ochratoxin A, fumonisins B1 and B2, citrinin, zearalenone, deoxynivalenol, fusarenon X, sterigmatocystin, T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, enniatins A, A1, B and B2, and beauvericin).

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mdpi 14 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 341: Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity and Disturbance of Cell Cycle in HepG2 Cells Exposed to OTA and BEA: Single and Combined Actions

Abstract Mycotoxins are produced by a number of fungal genera spp., for example, Aspergillus Penicillium Alternaria Fusarium and Claviceps . Beauvericin (BEA) and Ochratoxin A (OTA) are present in various cereal crops and processed grains. This goal of this study was to determine their combination....

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EC 14 Jun 2019

Rapid screening for the presence of mycotoxins in wheat products

A new rapid method to detect two types of mycotoxins in wheat products will facilitate official controls to ensure that these products are safe for human consumption. One hundred nine kilogrammes of wheat. That is what each European consumes on average every year. Wheat is one of the major staple foodstuffs.

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4-traders 13 Jun 2019

JRC Joint Research Centre : Rapid screening for the presence of mycotoxins in wheat products

A new rapid method to detect two types of mycotoxins in wheat products will facilitate official controls to ensure that these products are safe for human consumption. One hundred nine kilogrammes of wheat. That is what each European consumes on average every year. Wheat is one of the major staple foodstuffs.

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mdpi 13 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 337: Cold Plasma Treatment as an Alternative for Ochratoxin a Detoxification and Inhibition of Mycotoxigenic Fungi in Roasted Coffee

Abstract Ochratoxin A (OTA) produced by mycotoxigenic fungi ( Aspergillus and Penicillium spp.) is an extremely toxic and carcinogenic metabolite. The use of cold plasma to inhibit toxin-producing microorganisms in coffee could be an important alternative to avoid proliferation of mycotoxigenic fungi.

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feednavigator 13 Jun 2019

Spanish pig sector focusing on gut health

Among the challenges that producers face in looking to support gut health and curb the reliance on antibiotics, is external biosecurity or feeding pigs as the majority of raw materials used in diets, like soybean-based ingredients, have to be imported, he said.

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thisdayonline 13 Jun 2019

FAO Issues Alert on Food Poisoning in Lagos, Kano, Other Cities

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), an agency of the United Nations, has raised alarm over what it described as worrisome levels contamination of foods in Lagos and Kano States. The FAO said a “Total Diet” study it carried out in two major Nigerian cities, Lagos....

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mdpi 12 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 334: Rural Subsistence Maize Farming in South Africa: Risk Assessment and Intervention models for Reduction of Exposure to Fumonisin Mycotoxins

Abstract Maize is a staple crop in rural subsistence regions of southern Africa, is mainly produced for direct household consumption and is often contaminated with high levels of mycotoxins. Chronic exposure to mycotoxins is a risk factor for human diseases as it is implicated in the development of....

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mdpi 12 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 333: Effects of Dietary Zearalenone on Oxidative Stress, Cell Apoptosis, and Tight Junction in the Intestine of Juvenile Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)

Abstract Zearalenone (ZEA) is a prevalent mycotoxin with high toxicity in animals. In order to study its effect on juvenile grass carp ( Ctenopharyngodon idella ), six diets supplemented with different levels of ZEA (0, 535, 1041, 1548, 2002, and 2507 g/kg diet) for 10 weeks were studied to assess....

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amarketresearchgazette 12 Jun 2019

Global Mycotoxin Testing Market an estimated value USD 1400.91 millions by 2026 | Major Players-Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH; SGS SA; ALS Limited; Symbio Laboratories; Microbac Laboratories, Inc.

The Global Mycotoxin Testing marketing research report could be a skilled and in-depth study on the present state of Market. The market Report additionally calculates the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of This Report and technologies by varied application segments.

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alphagalileo 11 Jun 2019

Asteroid mining not a million miles away

AlphaGalileo is a resource for the media. Journalists should register for free access to embargoed news and press office contact information. Investigadores de los Departamentos de Ciencias Biomédicas y de Farmacia de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera en Elche y Valencia, en colabor....

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news-uci 11 Jun 2019

Trigger of deadly food toxin discovered

A toxin produced by mold on nuts and grains can cause liver cancer if consumed in large quantities. UC Irvine researchers have discovered what triggers the toxin to form, which could lead to methods of limiting its production. Because of lax or nonexistent regulation, 4.

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kenyastar 10 Jun 2019

Naivasha flower firm count losses as workers strike over pay

. NAIVASHA, KENYA: Operations in two flower farms in Naivasha have been paralysed for the last three days after over 2,000 workers went on strike protesting low wages and poor working conditions. The management of Gorge farm and Delmare Pivot, which are owned by Veg Pro Kenya Limited, are counting....

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newsfinancialanalyst 10 Jun 2019

Mineral Adsorbent Market to Witness Exponential Growth by 2027

Mineral adsorbents have been finding important applications in the inhibition of mycotoxins in animal feeds. Mycotoxins are poisonous metabolites produced by numerous fungi species. In recent times, mineral adsorbents based on natural zeolite and bentonite applications have been playing an important....

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foroyaa 10 Jun 2019

Vulnerable Women At Saro Receive Chinese Donated Rice

Abdoulai G. Dibba. The Ministry of Agriculture on Saturday June 8 th 2019, handed over 324 bags of rice to 162 women winnowers of groundnut shells at Saro. The handing over which was presided over by the new Minister of Agriculture Amie Fabureh, was moderated by the Deputy Permanent Secretary Musa Houma.

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mdpi 10 Jun 2019

Applied Sciences, Vol. 9, Pages 2364: Recent Development of Aptamer Sensors for the Quantification of Aflatoxin B1

Abstract Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is one of the most frequently-found mycotoxins in contaminated food. As the content of mycotoxins is particularly low in food, the development of probes to detect AFB1 in foods with high sensitivity and selectivity is an urgent social need for the evaluation of food quality.

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farmindustrynews 10 Jun 2019

Stripe rust confirmed in Nebraska wheat

By Stephen Wegulo and Randy Pryor. During wheat disease surveys in Saline, Jefferson and Perkins counties in late May, stripe rust was confirmed for the first time in Nebraska this growing season. The disease was found in a grower's field in Perkins County on May 30. Incidence was low, and the severity was trace.

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jamaicaobserver 10 Jun 2019

Food-borne illnesses claim 420,000 a year — UN

With estimates that 600 million — almost 1 in 10 people in the world — fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die every year — a public health burden of similar magnitude to malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS — the UN General Assembly, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture....

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mdpi 08 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 330: Application of Zearalenone (ZEN)-Detoxifying Bacillus in Animal Feed Decontamination through Fermentation

Abstract Zearalenone (ZEN) is an estrogenic mycotoxin which can cause loss in animal production. The aim of this study was to screen Bacillus strains for their ZEN detoxification capability and use a fermentation process to validate their potential application in the feed industry.

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mdpi 08 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 329: Occurrence of the Ochratoxin A Degradation Product 2′R-Ochratoxin A in Coffee and Other Food: An Update

Abstract Food raw materials can contain the mycotoxin ochratoxin A (OTA). Thermal processing of these materials may result in decreased OTA levels but also in the formation of the thermal isomerization product 2R-ochratoxin A (2R-OTA). So far, only 2R-OTA levels reported from 15 coffee samples in....

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thisdayonline 08 Jun 2019

FAO Warns on Food Poisoning in Lagos, Kano, Other Cities

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), an agency of the United Nations, has raised the alarm over what it described as worrisome levels contamination of foods in Lagos and Kano states. FAO said that a “Total Diet” study it carried out in two major Nigerian cities,....

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publications-repository 08 Jun 2019

Fourier transform near-infrared and mid-infrared spectroscopy as efficient tools for rapid screening of deoxynivalenol contamination in wheat bran

Abstract: TheapplicabilityofFouriertransformnear‐infrared(FTNIR),ormid‐infrared(FTMIR)spectroscopy,andtheircombinationforrapidanalysisofDONinwheatbran,wasinvestigatedfortheclassificationofsamplesintocompliantandnon‐compliantgroupsregardingtheEUlegallimitof750µgkg−1.

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thevoiceslu 07 Jun 2019

Friday, June 7 is the first World Food Safety Day

The UN General Assembly declared June 7, 2019 as the first World Food Safety Day, which is a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).With raising public awareness as one of its main objectives, World Food Safety Day....

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xinhuanet_en 07 Jun 2019

Kenyan official blames trans-fats, aflatoxin for low-quality of food products

NAIROBI, June 7 (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan health offical on Friday blamed industry-produced trans-fats, aflatoxin and presence of pesticide residues for low-quality of food products. Sicily Kariuki, cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Health, said the presence of veterinary drug residues and food adulteration are also a concern to the government.

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theCitizen 07 Jun 2019

Food safety, everyone’s business

Food safety has a direct impact on people’s health and nutritional intake. It plays a critical role in assuring that food stays safe at every stage of the food chain - from production to harvest, processing, storage, distribution, all the way to preparation and consumption.

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mdpi 07 Jun 2019

Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 327: Effects of Disruption of Five FUM Genes on Fumonisin Biosynthesis and Pathogenicity in Fusarium proliferatum

Abstract The mycotoxin fumonisin is known to be harmful to humans and animals, and thus it is desirable to reduce fumonisin content in crop products. We explored the functions of several genes that function in fumonisin biosynthesis ( FUM1 FUM6 FUM8 FUM19 , and FUM21 ) in Fusarium proliferatum and....

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