Sterigmatocystin: incidence, fate and production by Aspergillus versicolor in Ras cheese.

@article{Alla1996SterigmatocystinIF,
  title={Sterigmatocystin: incidence, fate and production by Aspergillus versicolor in Ras cheese.},
  author={E A Abd Alla and Mohga M Metwally and A M Mehriz and Y H Abu Sree},
  journal={Die Nahrung},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={310-3}
}
The occurrence, distribution, and stability of sterigmatocystin (STG) in Ras cheese were investigated. An incidence value for STG in market samples of Ras cheese was 35% with a mean value of 22.2 micrograms/kg. In experimental Ras cheese from milk contaminated with STG, 80% of the toxin was retained in the curd while 20% was found in the whey. The temperature for cheese ripening affected the toxin content. At 6 degrees C the toxin concentration was hardly affected, but at 20 degrees C the… CONTINUE READING