publication . Article . 2012

Occurrence of B1 Aflatoxin in diet and M1 Aflatoxin in bovine milk

Adriana Frizzarin; Thiago Pereira Motta; Thamires Martins; Livia Castelani; Heloisa Solda de Azevedo; Cláudia Rodrigues Pozzi;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: Boletim de Indústria Animal (issn: 1981-4100, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto de Zootecnia
Ensuring food quality is one of the principles of food safety. Food for dairy cattle may be contaminated by fungi of the genus Aspergillus, which produce aflatoxins. The B1 aflatoxin, when ingested by animals, is biotransformed in liver in several other toxic metabolites, including M1 aflatoxin which is excreted in milk. M1 aflatoxin has a carcinogenic effect, which the presence in milk poses a serious risk to public health because milk and dairy products are consumed mainly by children, pregnant women and elderly. The objective of this study was to detect the presence of B1 aflatoxin in feed supplied to dairy cows and the presence of M1 aflatoxin in milk. Sampl...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Animal culture, SF1-1100
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