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Food safety implications of ochratoxin A in animal-derived food products.
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PMID:  22130462     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is an important mycotoxin with potential to reach the human food chain through carry-over of contaminated, mostly cereal-based, feed into animal-derived products. Certain population groups, such as infants and children, are intensive and relatively restricted consumers of some animal-derived products, particularly milk and other dairy products, which may become contaminated with OTA. This review examines the literature on the occurrence of OTA in animal-derived products and discusses the public health and food safety implications of consumption of these products. The risk of OTA contamination of meat, milk, blood and derived products is discussed.
Authors:
Sofia C Duarte; Celeste M Lino; Angelina Pena
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-12-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Group of Health Surveillance, Center for Pharmaceutical Studies, University of Coimbra, Polo III, Azinhaga de Sta Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal; Department of Veterinary Medicine, Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama, 3040-714 Coimbra, Portugal.
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