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Aflatoxins in Peanuts

  • International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
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Abstract

Aflatoxins are chemical metabolites produced mainly by Aspergillus species in food held under favorable conditions. They are the most potent liver carcinogens known, capable of causing cancer in all animal species studied including humans.

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  • International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
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  1. 1.Robert L. Buchanan, editorial committee chairRiverside Corporate Park CSIRONorth RydeAustralia

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