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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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allafrica 03 Jun 2020

Kenya: Imported Maize to Ease Shortage, Reduce Prices

Kenyans should expect reprieve from an anticipated hike in maize-meal prices after the millers' association said a consignment of maize from Mexico was on the way and would forestall a shortage. This comes after the government and millers finally reached a consensus on import conditions.

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mdpi 02 Jun 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 366: Methanolic Extracts from Cultivated Mushrooms Affect the Production of Fumonisins B and Fusaric Acid by Fusarium verticillioides

The maize pathogen Fusarium verticillioides and their mycotoxins cause damage to plants, animals, and human health. This work aimed to evaluate the effect of crude extracts (CEs) from Agaricus subrufescens Lentinula edodes , and Pleurotus ostreatus fruiting bodies on in vitro production of biomass and mycotoxins by two strains of F.

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busiweek 02 Jun 2020

U.S Government Supports Campaign to Combat Toxins in Agricultural Produce

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), along with USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker, have launched a nationwide campaign to combat aflatoxins that contaminate improperly handled grain, causing severe health complications, including liver cancer and stunting.

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agfundernews 01 Jun 2020

Weather, food security, and Covid-19

Editor’s Note: John Corbett is founder and CEO of aWhere , a weather data analytics company. aWhere operates what it describes at “the world’s largest network of detailed daily weather delivering accurate, localized and in-time observed weather to farmers and the agri-food sector with 1.

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mdpi 01 Jun 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 363: Novel Soil Bacterium Strain Desulfitobacterium sp. PGC-3-9 Detoxifies Trichothecene Mycotoxins in Wheat via De-Epoxidation under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions

Trichothecenes are the most common mycotoxins contaminating small grain cereals worldwide. The C12,13 epoxide group in the trichothecenes was identified as a toxic group posing harm to humans, farm animals, and plants. Aerobic biological de-epoxidation is considered the ideal method of controlling these types of mycotoxins.

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mdpi 01 Jun 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 362: Simultaneous Determination of Deoxynivalenol, Its Modified Forms, Nivalenol and Fusarenone-X in Feedstuffs by the Liquid Hromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method

A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed for simultaneous determination of deoxynivalenol (DON), 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol (3Ac-DON), 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol (15Ac-DON), DON-3-glucoside (DON-3Glc) nivalenol and fusarenone-X in feedstuffs.

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openpr 31 May 2020

Global Food Safety Testing Market Size study with COVID-19 Impact, by Testing Technologies (DNA-based, Immunoassay-based, Chromatography & Spectroscopy-based), Targets Tested (Pathogen, GMO, Allergen, and Mycotoxin) and Regional Forecasts 2020-2026

The global Food Safety Testing market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. The following report contains all the statistics and facts & figures related to the global Food Safety Testing market. Their business strategies, sales data, projections, and a host of other important data have been covered for an in-depth outlook.

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kenyamoja 29 May 2020

Standard: Missing link as cement firm handed toxic maize

Controversy has erupted over the destruction of 54,000 bags of maize from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) silos in Nakuru (above) , which are said to be unfit for human consumption. Dr Noah Wekesa, the Strategy Food Reserves (SFR) chairman, said yesterday some officials at NCPB violated disposal regulations.

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standardmedia 29 May 2020

Missing link as cement firm handed toxic maize

Controversy has erupted over the destruction of 54,000 bags of maize from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) silos in Nakuru (above) , which are said to be unfit for human consumption. Dr Noah Wekesa, the Strategy Food Reserves (SFR) chairman, said yesterday some officials at NCPB violated disposal regulations.

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mdpi 29 May 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 357: Multi Mycotoxin Determination in Dried Beef Using Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Dried beef meat, a locally processed meat from the cow, is vulnerable to contamination by mycotoxins, due to its exposure to the environmental microbiota during processing, drying, and point of sale. In this study, 108 dried beef samples were examined for the occurrence of 17 mycotoxins.

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kenyamoja 27 May 2020

Nairobi News: Kebs speaks out as DCI opens probe into poisonous food donation

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) on Wednesday has dismissed as fake a press statement which has been circulating on social media purporting to give details of the recently harmful relief food distributed in Kikuyu, Kiambu County. The statement, which surfaced online on Tuesday evening and was....

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mdpi 27 May 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 350: The Effect of Zearalenone on the Cytokine Environment, Oxidoreductive Balance and Metabolism in Porcine Ileal Peyer’s Patches

The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of zearalenone (ZEN), administered per os to gilts at doses equivalent to 50%, 100%, and 150% of no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) values for 14, 28, and 42 days during weaning, on changes in the parameters of the oxidoreductive....

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mdpi 27 May 2020

Soil Syst., Vol. 4, Pages 35: Soil Microbial Communities in Corn Fields Treated with Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus flavus refers to a diverse group of saprophytic soil fungi that includes strains producing aflatoxins (toxigenic strains) in the kernels of corn ( Zea mays L.) and other crops, causing pre-harvest and post-harvest aflatoxin contamination. Some A.

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authorityngr 27 May 2020

NIPRD, NNPC partner on local drugs production

The Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe has said that the institute is presently in discussion with the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on how to collaborate in sourcing by-product of the refineries to produce drugs locally.

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kenyamoja 26 May 2020

The Star: Lobby calls for enhanced surveillance to protect consumers from unsafe food

A consumer organisation has expressed concern over increasing cases of contaminated food as well as the influx of substandard products in the market. The consumer Downtown Association on Monday said the endless influx of sprayed vegetables, fruits and contaminated meat among other foods have sent....

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presstv 26 May 2020

ECONOMY ‘Iran to turn contaminated corns from Brazil into ethanol’ Iran says a large consignment of contaminated corns that came from Brazil will be turned into alcohol.

Iranian authorities say a large Brazilian cargo of corn stuck for nearly a year in a port south of the country because of contamination will be turned into simple alcohol to help a national fight against the new coronavirus pandemic. Head of Iran’s standardization office (ISIRI) said on Tuesday that....

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manilametro 26 May 2020

DA-NorMin's P6.2-M agri-interventions to boost farm productivity

DALWANGAN, MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, May 26-The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) turned over P6.2 million agricultural interventions to farmer organizations in Bukidnon. Under the DA-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD), farmer-beneficiaries received machineries and equipment worth P5.

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mdpi 26 May 2020

Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 793: Selection and Evaluation of Staphylococcus xylosus as a Biocontrol Agent against Toxigenic Moulds in a Dry-Cured Ham Model System

Toxigenic moulds can develop on the surface of dry-cured meat products during ripening due to their ecological conditions, which constitutes a risk for consumers. A promising strategy to control this hazard is the use of antifungal microorganisms usually found in these foods.

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mdpi 25 May 2020

Fermentation, Vol. 6, Pages 54: Non-Saccharomyces Yeasts and Organic Wines Fermentation: Implications on Human Health

A relevant trend in winemaking is to reduce the use of chemical compounds in both the vineyard and winery. In organic productions, synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms must be avoided, aiming to achieve the production of a “safer wine”.

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mdpi 24 May 2020

Molecules, Vol. 25, Pages 2445: Dilute-and-Shoot HPLC-UV Method for Determination of Urinary Creatinine as a Normalization Tool in Mycotoxin Biomonitoring in Pigs

A simple, rapid, and accurate HPLC-UV method was developed for the determination of creatinine in pig urine. Usually, it is determined in urine in biomonitoring of xenobiotics to correct for variations in dilutions of urine samples. The colorimetric method (based on Jaffe reaction), which was mainly....

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mdpi 24 May 2020

Nanomaterials, Vol. 10, Pages 1000: Detection of Aflatoxin B1 Based on a Porous Anodized Aluminum Membrane Combined with Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy

An Aflatoxin B 1 (AFB 1 ) biosensor was fabricated via an Ag nanoparticles assembly on the surface of a porous anodized aluminum (PAA) membrane. First, the Raman reporter 4-Aminothiophenol (4-ATP) and DNA (partially complementary to AFB 1 aptamer) were attached to the surface of Ag nanoparticles....

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nation-ke 24 May 2020

Battles rages for control of maize importation

The stakes around maize importation have always been high, but they could have just gone a notch higher. Government agencies are now engaged in a fierce behind-the-scenes battles over which one of them should be in charge. Meanwhile, the High Court early this month temporarily halted a government....

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kenyamoja 24 May 2020

Nation: Battles rages for control of maize importation

The stakes around maize importation have always been high, but they could have just gone a notch higher. Government agencies are now engaged in a fierce behind-the-scenes battles over which one of them should be in charge. Meanwhile, the High Court early this month temporarily halted a government....

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mdpi 23 May 2020

Molecules, Vol. 25, Pages 2440: Co-Occurrence of Moniliformin and Regulated Fusarium Toxins in Maize and Wheat Grown in Italy

The co-occurrence of moniliformin (MON), fumonisins (FBs), and deoxynivalenol (DON) was evaluated in maize, durum, and common wheat grown in different experimental fields located in several Italian regions. MON was quantified using a LC-MS/MS method adding lanthanum ions in the mobile phase.

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mdpi 23 May 2020

Toxins, Vol. 12, Pages 346: Removal of Small Kernels Reduces the Content of Fusarium Mycotoxins in Oat Grain

Cereal grain contaminated by Fusarium mycotoxins is undesirable in food and feed because of the harmful health effects of the mycotoxins in humans and animals. Reduction of mycotoxin content in grain by cleaning and size sorting has mainly been studied in wheat.

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