|Title:||Assessing Aflatoxin Exposure Risk from Peanuts and Peanut Products Imported to Taiwan||Authors:||Lien, Keng-Wen
|Keywords:||MYCOTOXINS||Issue Date:||Feb-2019||Publisher:||MDPI||Journal Volume:||11||Journal Issue:||2||Source:||TOXINS||Abstract:||
Aflatoxins are highly toxic and cause disease in livestock and humans. In order to assess Taiwan population exposure to aflatoxin from peanuts and peanut products, a total of 1089 samples of peanut candy, peanut butter, and peanuts etc. were collected in the period from 2011 to 2017 and analyzed using a liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometer. The overall mean contamination levels of aflatoxin in peanuts and peanut products were 2.40 g/kg of aflatoxin B1, 0.41 g/kg of aflatoxin B2, 0.19 g/kg of aflatoxin G1, and 0.03 g/kg of aflatoxin G2. We use margin of exposure (MOE) as a tool to improve food safety management. According to MOE levels of aflatoxins in peanuts and peanut products from China, Indonesia, Thailand, the United States, and the Philippines were above the safe lower limit of 10,000, indicating an absence of public health or safety risk for the majority of the population. However, products from Vietnam were under the MOE safe lower limit, suggesting that regulatory actions must be continued to avoid excessive consumer exposure.
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