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Aflatoxin contamination of Nigerian foods and feedingstuffs.
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PMID:  8132166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human foods and animal feeds, and ingredients used for their preparation or formulation in Nigeria, were surveyed between 1988 and 1991 for the presence of the fungal metabolite and animal carcinogen aflatoxin. Groundnut and groundnut-containing materials were the most heavily contaminated, the highest value (1862 ppb) being found in a groundnut cake sample. This mycotoxin was also detected occasionally, but to a lesser extent, in some grains and cereals that are of nutritional importance in human foods and the livestock industry in Nigeria. The toxicological implications of this finding are discussed in relation to human health and animal production.
S E Atawodi; A A Atiku; A G Lamorde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0278-6915     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  1994 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-19     Completed Date:  1994-04-19     Revised Date:  2006-03-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Aflatoxins / analysis*
Animal Feed*
Food Analysis
Food Contamination*
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