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Incidence of aflatoxin contamination in non-perishable food commodities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2504956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To assess the incidence of aflatoxins contamination in different commodities, a representative countrywide study was conducted. One hundred composed samples of cereals, grains, spices, condiments and refined and raw sugars were analysed for aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2. The moisture contents of all the food samples were also invariably determined. Only 6% of the samples namely maize and red chillies were found to be contaminated with aflatoxin B1 and B2 respectively. The percentage of samples contaminated among maize was 41.6 and the level of aflatoxin B1 ranged between 11.12 micrograms/Kg to 82.33 micrograms/Kg. In red chillies contamination was 25% and the level of aflatoxin B2 was 41.67 micrograms/Kg.
Authors:
M A Munir; M Saleem; Z R Malik; M Ahmed; A Ali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-27     Completed Date:  1989-09-27     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  PAKISTAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aflatoxins / adverse effects,  analysis*
Cohort Studies
Food Contamination / analysis*,  economics
Humans
Pakistan
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aflatoxins

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