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Peanut is the most sought-after commodity as a source of protein and mineral-rich snack food and cooking oil. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the world's peanut production, mostly in Asia. Despite increasing production and demand, food safety issues such as aflatoxin and allergens present a major challenge for future trade, especially in developed countries.