Aflatoxin Occurrence in Samples of Commercial Corn Meal Sold in Virginia: 1983–1986

  • Richard L. Mooney
  • G. Craig Llewellyn
  • Charles E. O’Rear
  • Gerald C. Llewellyn
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 3)


Corn products which reach consumers on a daily basis have been shown to contain mycotoxins including the highly carcinogenic aflatoxins (AFTs) (Nout and Saint Hilaire, 1983). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has set 20 ppb as an action level. AFTs in corn products at levels greater than 20 ppb are not allowed for human consumption. These toxins survive most commercial food processing treatments, but ammonification treatments have shown success in reducing the levels of AFTs found in processed corn products (Brekke et al., 1978; Nofsinger and Anderson, 1979).


Detectable Level High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Corn Meal Corn Product Aflatoxin Contamination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Mooney
    • 1
  • G. Craig Llewellyn
    • 2
  • Charles E. O’Rear
    • 3
  • Gerald C. Llewellyn
    • 4
  1. 1.School of MedicineMedical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Department of Forensic SciencesThe George Washington UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Bureau of Toxic Substances, Virginia Department of HealthRichmondUSA

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