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Levels of Aflatoxin M1 in Different Types of Milk Collected in Jahrom, Iran, Winter-Spring 2013

Reyhaneh Rouhi1, Akbar Kazemi1, Abdolreza Sotoodeh Jahromi1, Hasdsan Zabetian1, Hossien Hakimelahi2, Alireza Yusefi1 and Abdolhossien Madani3
  • 1 Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • 2 Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran
  • 3 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Abstract

Aflatoxins as a group of mycotoxins, are produced by Aspergillus species under environments that favor the growth of molds. Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) has been considered as a class 2Bcarcinogen. As milk is a major nutrient, extensive attention must be taken on the presence of AFM1 in commercial milk and dairy foods. The aim of this study was to evaluate AFM1 contamination in raw and pasteurized milk consumed in Jahrom city located in southern of Iran. The level of AFM1in 120 milk samples collected from winter to spring 2013 from Jahrom, Iran market or domestically produced was determined using ELISA method. There was significant difference between the mean concentration AFM1 in milk collected during winter (7.53±12.86 ng/L) and spring (21.56±28.84 ng/L), p≤0.001. Inspection of milk and dairy products is recommended for AFM1 contamination speciallly during winter.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 10 No. 3, 2015, 193-196

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2015.193.196

Submitted On: 14 December 2014 Published On: 19 August 2015

How to Cite: Rouhi, R., Kazemi, A., Jahromi, A. S., Zabetian, H., Hakimelahi, H., Yusefi, A. & Madani, A. (2015). Levels of Aflatoxin M1 in Different Types of Milk Collected in Jahrom, Iran, Winter-Spring 2013. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 10(3), 193-196. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2015.193.196

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Keywords

  • Aflatoxin M1
  • Pasteurized Milk
  • Raw Milk
  • Iran