Aflatoxin are known to contaminate corn, cottonseed meal and other feeds. When these contaminated feeds are consumed by animals at high levels, adverse effects on health and performance of animals are observed. In addition humans could be exposed indirectly to aflatoxins by consumption of products of animal origin. The carry-over of aflatoxins from feed to food depends on many factors and not always is predictable. Therefore, feeds and rations must be regularly monitored, in particular when diets contain, in addition to the corn grain, other corn-based feeds (corn silage, corn ears silage, corn gluten meal) and/or other feed at risk of contamination (peanut, cotton). The methods of decontamination and detoxification can help to reduce the level of aflatoxins in corn, with different efficiency depending on the treatment used. Some treatments seem to provide encouraging results but should be evaluated on a large scale. Substances to reduce contamination or absorption of aflatoxin can be a valid support but generally are characterized by a wide variability of response.

Le aflatossine nelle filiere agro-alimentari: dal feed al food

BAILONI, LUCIA;
2013

Abstract

Aflatoxin are known to contaminate corn, cottonseed meal and other feeds. When these contaminated feeds are consumed by animals at high levels, adverse effects on health and performance of animals are observed. In addition humans could be exposed indirectly to aflatoxins by consumption of products of animal origin. The carry-over of aflatoxins from feed to food depends on many factors and not always is predictable. Therefore, feeds and rations must be regularly monitored, in particular when diets contain, in addition to the corn grain, other corn-based feeds (corn silage, corn ears silage, corn gluten meal) and/or other feed at risk of contamination (peanut, cotton). The methods of decontamination and detoxification can help to reduce the level of aflatoxins in corn, with different efficiency depending on the treatment used. Some treatments seem to provide encouraging results but should be evaluated on a large scale. Substances to reduce contamination or absorption of aflatoxin can be a valid support but generally are characterized by a wide variability of response.
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