Fungus & Moulds

Good to Know: More than 25% of the world’s crops are contaminated with poisonous moulds and fungi known as mycotoxins. Fungi on crops produce them in the field, during handling, and in storage.

These toxic chemical compounds are a serious food safety threat as they cause disease and death in humans and animals worldwide.

Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins, a type of mycotoxin, are carcinogenic and in Africa it can cause stunted growth in children. Mycotoxins resist break down in the digestive tract, and often persist in the food chain. Most preventative methods for food poisoning are employed in the harvest and post harvest stage of crops.

 

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This shows you it is vital to ensure that your food is safe from contamination, by having good hygiene systems. This is where Food Consulting Services  can help you. We offer laboratory testing services  and hygiene audit and consulting services.

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