Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite
Joe B. Dixon, Ana L. Barrientos Velázquez, and Youjun Deng, editors
Aflatoxin contamination represents a serious threat to a healthy food supply. Understanding the nature of fungi infection and the factors that favor aflatoxin formation is important to grain producers, dealers, and other professionals who control grain from the field to the site of consumption. Producers of poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, and even pet food need to be aware of the threat. Those who grow, store, or process grain subject to potential infection should be aware of the risks and proper management strategies. The authors focus on the binding of aflatoxin in animal feeds by employing calcium smectite. Readers will be especially glad to know that aflatoxin can often be controlled with a natural mineral material to bind aflatoxin in animal feeds at a modest cost. 2014. ASA and SSSA. Item: B50831. View an Excerpt (PDF).