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A note on the screening of dried shrimps, shrimp paste and raw groundnut kernels for aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3928569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
All of 33 samples of dried shrimps, shrimp paste, peanut butter and raw groundnut kernels were contaminated with fungi. Aspergillus and Penicillium spp. were the predominant types in dried shrimps and raw groundnut kernels but no Aspergillus spp. were present in peanut butter or shrimp paste samples. Among 81 Aspergillus isolates obtained from dried shrimps and raw groundnut kernels, 10 were A. flavus/A. parasiticus, of which five were potential aflatoxin-producing A. flavus strains. No aflatoxins were detected in the food samples although some were visibly mouldy and some had high mould counts. The occurrence of aflatoxin-producing strains of A. flavus in dried shrimps and raw groundnut kernels warrants further investigation of these foods and their products as potentially significant sources of aflatoxins.
T S Sim; T Teo; T F Sim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of applied bacteriology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0021-8847     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Bacteriol.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-02     Completed Date:  1985-10-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503050     Medline TA:  J Appl Bacteriol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aflatoxins / analysis*
Arachis hypogaea / analysis*
Aspergillus / isolation & purification
Aspergillus flavus / isolation & purification*
Decapoda (Crustacea)*
Food Handling*
Food Microbiology*
Penicillium / isolation & purification
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