Thembela Xaba

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Microbial detoxification of aflatoxins in food and feeds

Aflatoxin contamination is a threat to human and animal health and also affects the economic status of a country. Despite the threat it poses to humans, animals and the economy, it continues to be a worldwide problem without proper mitigation strategies and solutions. Aflatoxins contaminate a wide range of agricultural produce, even with control measures in place. 

Therefore, researchers continue to investigate the ability, applicability and safety of aflatoxin degrading microorganisms that are promising as microbial degradation and can offer degradation under mild conditions, limiting aesthetic and nutritional value of food.


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