Keywords : mycotoxins

Separation and identification of mycotoxins afla B1 from some contaminated food and its effect on the growth of albino mice males

Saleh Easa M; Nagham M. Azzw Al-Naser

College Of Basic Education Research Journal, 2012, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 611-622

This study aimed to separate and detect aflatoxin B1 from (18) samples of foodstuffs which is exposed in local markets in Mosul city. It were different foodstuffs flavors which is used in the preparation of rapid and ready food meals to give its suitable flavor, which contain extracts of red and white meats (Beaf and Chickens), vegetables and mushroom.
Aflatoxin B1 had been separated and detected from most of these food samples, with different concentration, some of them were in concentration more than the limits allowed by the World Health Organization, also three of them were free from contamination by this aflatoxin.
The study of the effect of adding one sample which was naturaly contaminated by aflatoxin B1 to the food of experimental animals (Albino mice), showed that increasing aflatoxin level in mice food lead to a decrease in its weight and an increase in the weight of some of its internal organs such as the liver