A survey on the occurrence of aflatoxin M1 in raw milk samples in Bafq and Bahabad city

  • Vahid Safavizadeh Mail Department of Pharmaceutical and Food Control, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Mozhgan Mojkar Department of Human Ecology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Mycotoxins, Contamination, Milk

Abstract

Aflatoxins are a group of mycotoxins mostly produced by the fungi called Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, and Aspergillus nomium. Aflatoxin M1 is the major metabolite of aflatoxin B1 and is a hepatotoxic and carcinogenic toxin. The aim of this study was to determine the level of contamination of cow's milk with aflatoxin M1 in Bafq and Bahabad For this study, samples of raw cow's milk were collected randomly from milk collection centers around the city of Bafq and Bahabad from March to April. The determination of aflatoxin M1 levels was based on the ELISA method. Contamination was observed in 100% of milk samples. According to the results of the study, the rate of contamination with aflatoxin M1 in 43.3% of milk samples was above the acceptable level (50 ng / l) in Iranian national standard. It is concluded that further monitoring of milk production should be carried out in the spring and winter.
Published
2020-10-07
How to Cite
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Safavizadeh V, Mojkar M. A survey on the occurrence of aflatoxin M1 in raw milk samples in Bafq and Bahabad city. J Food Safe & Hyg. 5(3).
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