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STUDY ON AFLATOXINS IN SOME FOODSTUFFS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD IN EGYPT

  • EL-GOHARY, A.H. (Dept. of Animal Hygiene and Zoonoses, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Received : 1994.10.27
  • Accepted : 1995.05.01
  • Published : 1995.12.01

Abstract

A total of 455 food samples representing 22 different food types were collected from several localities at Alexandria province in Egypt. Aflatoxin B1 and aflatoxin M1 were detected in 5 out of 455 (1.1%) of these food samples. From the same samples 206 fungal isolates were obtained. Thirty two of these isolates (15.5%) were found to be aflatoxin producers. Aspergillus flavus was the dominant isolate, while Aspergillus parasaticus was also isolated from a few other food samples. Among locally consumed foodstuffs. Peanut (7.5%) and Milk powder (6.6%) were found to be a suitable substrates for aflatoxin production. The hygienic and public health significance of the isolated aflatoxigenic strains were discussed.

Keywords

Aflatoxin;Aspergillus flavus;Aspergillus parasaticus;Foodstuffs

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