Mycotoxin Research

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 91–100 | Cite as

Situation of mycotoxins in milk, dairy products and human milk in Egypt

  • AM El-Sayed Abd Alla
  • Neamat-Allah AA 
  • Soher E Aly


Milk and dairy products purchased at Egyptian markets and breast milk from lactating mothers in Cairo and Giza governorates were analyzed for some mycotoxins. Three of 15 cows’ milk samples were found positive for Afl. M1 with mean value 6.3 ppb. Only one sample of dried milk was positive (5 ppb). Two of 10 hard cheese samples contained detectable levels of Afl. M1 (3and 6 ppb), whereas one sample containing Afl. B1 and G1 (10 and 4 ppb resp.). For soft cheese one sample of 10 was positive for Afl. M1 (0.5 ppb). Blue veined cheeses were free of Afl. M1 and PR-toxins.

For breast milk two of 10 samples were positive for Afl. M1 (20%) with mean value 2.75 ppb, while 3 of 10 samples were positive for Ochratoxin A (30 %).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • AM El-Sayed Abd Alla
    • 1
  • Neamat-Allah AA 
    • 2
  • Soher E Aly
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Food TechnologyDairying National Research Center DokkiCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Dairy Department, Faculty of AgricultureAl-Azhar Univ.CairoEgypt

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