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Volume 8, Issue 24 (Spring 2014)                   IJT 2014, 8(24): 1025-1027 | Back to browse issues page

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Rezaei M, Mohammadpourfard I, Malekirad A A, Ghasemikhah R, Sayadi M. Aflatoxin Contamination of Feed Materials in Qom Province, Iran. IJT 2014; 8 (24) :1025-1027
URL: http://ijt.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-294-en.html
1- Department of Food Safety and Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Biology, Payame Noor University, Iran. , malekirad@tabrizu.ac.ir
3- Department of parasitology & mycology, Arak University of medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
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Background: Aflatoxins are fungal toxins which may be present in some foods and due to their negative health effects, represent a major concern for humans and food industries. In the present study, total aflatoxin contamination in products from eight feed materials production centers located in Qom City of Iran were evaluated by an ELISA technique in November 2012.
Methods: A total of 40 feed samples were analyzed for total aflatoxin. The samples were collected randomly from eight feed materials production centers (C1-C8) located in Qom city. Samples were conditioned in sterile plastic container and kept at 4 ᵒC until analyses that were carried out in same day.
 Results: The total average of Aflatoxins concentration in samples were 1.83µg/kg. All samples demonstrated total aflatoxin levels lower than European :::union::: standard and National Standard of Iran recommended limits.
 Conclusion: Considering the low values of aflatoxin contamination, maintaining vigilant preventive measures is recommended.These results do not preclude the need for continuing comprehensive studies for aflatoxin contamination.
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