aflatoxin in peanuts

JB l'Européen ihie.lyon.ra at wanadoo.fr
Tue Oct 12 03:45:26 EST 1999

Mister Byrd,

I saw in the bibliography of Mister Bernard that some other products could
be infected with moistures producing aflatoxins. Are you aware of other
fruits or products like that ? Not only on American market, of course.

JB Perrin

Daniel Byrd <ctraps at RADIX.NET> a écrit dans le message :
38021F99.440A9856 at radix.net...
> Lucas Bernard wrote:
> > Few are aware of the dangers of aflatoxin in peanuts.
> I don't get it.  Is toxnet for professional scientists or not?  If it is,
> this message makes no sense.  I cannot imagine a toxicologist who is not
> aware of aflatoxin.  There is othing in the note about joint effects with
> HBC and HCV, either.  It's not even an informative note for lay readers.
> toxnet is not for professional scientists, please let me know, so I can
> unsubscribe.
> >  Aflatoxin was one of the chemicals that was suspect in the Iraqi
> Which Iraqi crisis?  Methyl mercury treatment of seeds?  The Gulf war?
> > Aflatoxin is, by some researchers, considered the cause of the high rate
> > of liver cancer found in The Sudan, where peanut consumption is high.
> Are we forgetting SE Asia?  Further, it is not peanut consumption, it's
> consumption of moldy peanuts that is the problem.
> > Key to the prevention of aflatoxin in domestic peanuts is the careful
> > cleaning of peanut handling equipment.  Anyone who has spent any time on
> > farm knows how well these standards are followed.
> Come on!  Does the writer of this note know anything about the subject of
> the note. Careful cleaning is not the key to prevention.  Inspection for
> mold contaminated peanuts is the key.  USDA and the growers do an
> job of the inspection work, which keeps levels of aflatoxin in peanuts and
> peanut-derived products very low.
> The thing about this note that is shocking is the writer's lack of
> understanding of aflatoxin.
> dbyrd
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