Europe Media Monitor Mycotoxin News

The Europe Media Monitor (EMM) is an automated media monitor that lets you easily see, explore and understand current news reported by the world’s online media. The Mycotoxins section has been developed specifically for the APHLIS website and scans international media for all news related to Mycotoxin occurrence, research, legislation and other relevant topics.

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thestarkenya 29 Jan 2020

Formalin in bread? The horror

A bout three weeks ago, I read about claims in the social media that a certain brand of bread sold in Kenya was being preserved using formalin. Formalin, a colourless substance is derived from formaldehyde, which is a known cancer causing agent. The best known use for formalin is the preservation of dead bodies in mortuaries.

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southernminn 28 Jan 2020

Test feed crops for dangerous mold

Drought and/or excessive moisture can lead to the development of molds, which can produce mycotoxins. For many farmers and ranchers, the weather has been challenging for obtaining animal feed. “Whether dealing with drought and/or excessive moisture, both can impact livestock feed with the development of molds,” said Dr.

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mdpi 28 Jan 2020

Molecules, Vol. 25, Pages 555: Green Synthesis of Encapsulated Copper Nanoparticles Using a Hydroalcoholic Extract of Moringa oleifera Leaves and Assessment of Their Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities

The synthesis of metal nanoparticles using plant extracts is a very promising method in green synthesis. The medicinal value of Moringa oleifera leaves and the antimicrobial activity of metallic copper were combined in the present study to synthesize copper nanoparticles having a desirable added-value inorganic material.

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mdpi 28 Jan 2020

Foods, Vol. 9, Pages 137: Advances in Occurrence, Importance, and Mycotoxin Control Strategies: Prevention and Detoxification in Foods

Mycotoxins are toxic substances that can infect many foods with carcinogenic, genotoxic, teratogenic, nephrotoxic, and hepatotoxic effects. Mycotoxin contamination of foodstuffs causes diseases worldwide. The major classes of mycotoxins that are of the greatest agroeconomic importance are....

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guardian-ng 28 Jan 2020

Consortium tackles standardisation in Nigerian produce export 1 hour ago Business News

Piqued at the prevailing challenges in the Nigerian agricultural export market, a consortium of private investors under the platform of Agricultural Bureau Association of Nigeria (ABAN), has unveiled plans to ensure standardisation of quality of agricultural produce that are exported from the country.

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tribuneonlineng 27 Jan 2020

Stakeholders seek new approach to agribusiness development

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have highlighted a new approach towards addressing the gaps in agriculture especially in transforming it into a business. The stakeholders who were drawn from the various agricultural value chain lamented that poor quality control on most of the exportable....

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nation-ke 27 Jan 2020

Police arrest Embu man over aflatoxin-laced flour

Maize trade at a market: Local residents said they had been buying and consuming flour manufactured by the trader. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary. Acting on a tip-off, the officers raided the trader's factory at Kianjokoma market and arrested him.

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mdpi 26 Jan 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 85: Dual Function of a Novel Bacterium, Slackia sp. D-G6: Detoxifying Deoxynivalenol and Producing the Natural Estrogen Analogue, Equol

Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a highly abundant mycotoxin that exerts many adverse effects on humans and animals. Much effort has been made to control DON in the past, and bio-transformation has emerged as the most promising method. However, useful and effective application of bacterial bio-transformation....

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mdpi 26 Jan 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 84: Lack of Dose- and Time-Dependent Effects of Aflatoxin B1 on Gene Expression and Enzymes Associated with Lipid Peroxidation and the Glutathione Redox System in Chicken

Effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on lipid peroxidation and glutathione system were investigated in chicken liver. In a three-week feeding trial, different doses (

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mdpi 25 Jan 2020

Agronomy, Vol. 10, Pages 174: Genome-wide Association Study and Genomic Prediction for Fusarium graminearum Resistance Traits in Nordic Oat (Avena sativa L.)

Fusarium head blight (FHB) and the accumulation of deoxynivalenol (DON) mycotoxin induced by Fusarium graminearum and other Fusarium fungi cause serious problems for oat production in the Nordic region (Scandinavia, Fennoscandia). Besides toxin accumulation, FHB causes reduction in grain yield and in germination capacity.

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thepigsite 24 Jan 2020

Should you be hedging your hog production this spring?

Despite record US production, North American live hog prices have been holding steady since the start of the new year, supported in part by continuing steady to strong domestic demand for pork and the anticipation of increased exports. , Tyler Fulton, the Director of Risk Management with HAMS....

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thepigsite 23 Jan 2020

Phibro launches two new swine products at 2020 Iowa Pork Congress

Reduced mold, increased bottom line. Mycotoxins threaten swine producers’ profits through decreased production and productive performance, often going undetected until pigs exhibit clinical signs of mycotoxin contamination - and by then, it’s often too late. Until now.

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mdpi 23 Jan 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 78: Predominant Mycotoxins, Pathogenesis, Control Measures, and Detection Methods in Fermented Pastes

Fermented pastes are some of the most popular traditional products in China. Many studies reported a strong possibility that fermented pastes promote exposure to mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, ochratoxins, and cereulide, which were proven to be carcinogenic and neurotoxic to humans.

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biorxiv 23 Jan 2020

A bacterial symbiont protects honey bees from fungal disease

Abstract. Fungi are the leading cause of insect disease, contributing to the decline of wild and managed populations1,2. For ecologically and economically critical species, such as the European honey bee (Apis mellifera), the presence and prevalence of fungal pathogens can have far reaching....

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mdpi 23 Jan 2020

Plants, Vol. 9, Pages 150: Sphingolipid Effects on the Plasma Membrane Produced by Addition of Fumonisin B1 to Maize Embryos

Fumonisin B1 is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium verticillioides that modifies the membrane properties from animal cells and inhibits complex sphingolipids synthesis through the inhibition of ceramide synthase. The aim of this work was to determine the effect of Fumonisin B1 on the plant plasma....

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thestarkenya 23 Jan 2020

Small sis, don’t waste your body

I am used to receiving ‘hate’ mail. Maybe I should say ‘hate male’. Most of it comes from men. But last week’s mail, most of it, had a surprising twist. It was still hate mail but loosely supported by Bible verses. Another misguided fellow even decided after the abuse to make some roadside declarations in the name of one thing or another.

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gov-uk-announcements-science-and-innovation 22 Jan 2020

CEN updates affecting chemical measurements September - December 2019

Animal feeding stuffs: Methods of sampling and analysis - Determination of theobromine in feed materials and compound feed, including cocoa derived ingredients, by liquid chromatography. Theobromine (3,7-dihydro-3,7-dimethyl-H-purine-2,6-Dione) is naturally present in cocoa products and by-products.

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markets-businessinsider 22 Jan 2020

CytoSorb Treatment Improves Rat Survival Following Lethal Intravenous Dose of Fungal Aflatoxin

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Â CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader specializing in blood purification, highlights the recent publication entitled, "Hemoadsorption Improves Survival of Rats Exposed to an Acutely Lethal Dose of Aflatoxin....

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