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Aflatoxins

September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Aflatoxins (AFs) are potent mycotoxins produced by mostly several types of aspergillus moulds. The main species are Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus nomius. These fungal […]

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Mycotoxins Are Bad!

August 20, 2018 smitsa 0

Mycotoxins are ubiquitous toxic metabolites produced by fungi via secondary metabolism. Many of them are contaminants, often finding their way into food, beverages and water. […]

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Harungana

June 11, 2018 smitsa 0

Harungana might not be an ingredient on everybody’s lips but it might be something you see in your skin creams. It is claimed to ‘redensify […]

Listeriosis is a major food borne disease.

Listeria

March 4, 2014 smitsa 0

Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) continues to represent one of the most significant foodborne pathogens. It is a bacterium, a microbe with devastating impact in susceptible people.  […]

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Water Activity In Food

August 29, 2013 smitsa 0

Water is a fundamental component in food, both in terms of maintaining food quality, its preservation and minimizing microbial spoilage. One term frequently quoted in food […]