Improving diagnostics for aflatoxin detection

Harvey, Jagger, Gnonlonfin, Benoi, Fletcher, Mary, Fox, Glen, Trowell, Stephen, Berna, Amalia, Nelson, Rebecca and Darnell, Ross (2013). Improving diagnostics for aflatoxin detection. In Aflatoxins: finding solutions for improved food safety (pp. 1-2) Washington, DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute. doi:10.2499/9780896296763

Author Harvey, Jagger
Gnonlonfin, Benoi
Fletcher, Mary
Fox, Glen
Trowell, Stephen
Berna, Amalia
Nelson, Rebecca
Darnell, Ross
Title of chapter Improving diagnostics for aflatoxin detection
Title of book Aflatoxins: finding solutions for improved food safety
Place of Publication Washington, DC, USA
Publisher International Food Policy Research Institute
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2499/9780896296763
Open Access Status
Series 2020 Focus
ISBN 9780896296763
Volume number 20
Chapter number 19
Start page 1
End page 2
Total pages 2
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Researchers, donors, and governments are calling for the scale of the response to the aflatoxin problem to be informed by the scope of the risks involved. While current research establishes that a great deal of the global food supply is at risk, especially in developing countries, information on aflatoxin contamination and potential interventions is far from comprehensive, hindered in large part by a lack of information on the quantitative, geographic, and temporal occurrence of the toxins in various commodities. A set of diagnostic solutions is required that can span the dimensions of both scale (from smallholder farmer bags to large silos) and setting (from smallholder farms and village mills to large commercial mills). Of particular need is a new generation of inexpensive and portable diagnostics for testing on the front lines, particularly at the farm and village mill. These diagnostics must be underpinned both by sampling methods appropriate to developing countries and by reference labs accessible to key partners along the value chain on the ground.
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