Review on pre- and post-harvest management of peanuts to minimize aflatoxin contamination

Torres, A.M. and Barros, G.C. and Palacios, S.A. and et al, . (2014) Review on pre- and post-harvest management of peanuts to minimize aflatoxin contamination. Food Research International, 62. pp. 11-19.

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Peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is cultivated in the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. Its production reaches approximately 39.9 million metric tons per year. The major producers/exporters of peanuts are the United States, Argentina, Sudan, Senegal, and Brazil. One of the major problems in peanut production worldwide is the contamination with Aspergillus section Flavi and aflatoxins, being these mycotoxins of great concern due to their toxicological effects to human and animals. Different strategies both at pre-harvest and post-harvest stages have been applied to reduce the entry of aflatoxins to the food and feed chains. Nowadays, no single strategy is enough to solve this problem. An integrate management from the field until food or feed processing is necessary to reduce the impact of aflatoxins. This review summarizes the advance in reducing the impact of aflatoxins in different countries where peanuts are cultivated.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The authors wish to thank to FP7 EU project MycoRed (GA222690) for giving the opportunity to prepare this review article.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aflatoxins; Peanut; Pre-harvest strategies; Prevention; Risk forecasting
Author Affiliation: Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Ruta 36, Km 601 (5800), Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina
Subjects: Postharvest Management
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 04:01
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 04:01
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