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A survey of aflatoxin M1 contamination in raw milk produced in urban and peri-urban areas of Kisumu County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Gladys Anyango, Florence Mutua, Irene Kagera, Pauline AndangO, Delia Grace, Johanna F Lindahl
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-14T07:44:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-14T07:44:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2112
dc.description.abstract Background: Food safety is of increasing global concern, and a OneHealth issue requiring attention of many disciplines. Aflatoxins are toxins produced by fungi and found in foods and feeds, and exposure causes negative health effects in humans and animals. When lactating animals consume aflatoxin B1, the metabolite (AFM1) is transferred to milk. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to determine characteristics of smallholder dairy farming in urban and peri-urban areas of Kisumu and quantify AFM1 in milk. Data was collected from 97 randomly selected dairy farms on farming practices, milk production, and awareness about aflatoxins. Collected milk samples were analyzed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for AFM1. Results: Average milk produced was 13 liters per day per household and mainly used for household consumption and sold to neighbours. Farmers mainly fed cows on forage … en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject Aflatoxins, mycotoxins, food safety, feed safety, small-scale dairy farming, East Africa en_US
dc.title A survey of aflatoxin M1 contamination in raw milk produced in urban and peri-urban areas of Kisumu County, Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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