Aflatoxin in milk raises safety concerns

Of the over 6,400 samples collected from 1,100 towns/cities in India, 93% were found to be safe. But 5.7% had aflatoxin M1 residues beyond the permissible limit. The highest levels of aflatoxin M1 residue in milk were seen in three States — Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Kerala. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has … Continue reading Aflatoxin in milk raises safety concerns

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ICRISAT researchers make groundnuts free of aflatoxin

Two strategies have been developed by ICRISAT researchers to keep groundnuts nearly free of aflatoxin. In the first strategy, they have prevented fungal infection. And in the second strategy, they have prevented the fungus from producing the toxin even if it infects the groundnuts. The team led by Dr. Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur intends to combine the two … Continue reading ICRISAT researchers make groundnuts free of aflatoxin