Assessment of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination of Maize in Western Kenya.

  title={Assessment of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination of Maize in Western Kenya.},
  author={S K Mutiga and Vivian Hoffmann and Jagger J. W. Harvey and Michael G Milgroom and Rebecca J Nelson},
  volume={105 9},
We conducted a survey of aflatoxin and fumonisin in maize in western Kenya. In a regional survey of aflatoxin conducted in 2009 across three agroecological zones within three administrative regions, milled maize samples were collected from 985 patrons of 26 hammer mills. Aflatoxin contamination was detected in 49% of samples and was above the regulatory (10 ppb) in 15% of the samples overall; 65% of samples from a drought-prone area were over the limit. In a detailed survey in Bungoma County… CONTINUE READING
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