- n. Plural form of aflatoxin.
“Aspergillus flavus, a food mold that commonly attacks corn and peanuts and to a lesser extent barley, wheat, and other foods, produces a group of mycotoxins, called aflatoxins, that are extremely dangerous.”
“The wasps have been trained to detect a range of illegal or dangerous substances, including 2,4-DNT a chemical in TNT; putricine, which is associated with decaying flesh; and molds that produce poisonous compounds called aflatoxins in foods like peanuts and milk.”
“This fungus, one of the most deadly on earth, grows on various foods and produces chemicals called aflatoxins that are highly carcinogenic.”
“Officials released the information on Saturday, saying also that they found aflatoxins in milk from another company, Fujian Changfu Dairy Group Co. Changfu, based in China's southeastern province of Fujian, recalled its products and apologized for the incident, according to a statement on the firm's website.”
“In fact, aflatoxins are considered to be among the most cancer-causing agents on the planet.”
“The disease caused by aflatoxins is called aflatoxicosis, and in animals it primarily involves the liver.”
“Not only is corn an extremely allergenic food and difficult to digest, it's one of the three crops most highly contaminated with aflatoxins the other two are peanuts and cottonseed.”
“They're high in healthy fats, but peanuts are heavily sprayed with pesticides, susceptible to salmonella, and may to be contaminated with aflatoxins, which can be carcinogenic.”
“Consumers Union looked for aflatoxins in peanut butter starting in 1972.”
“A Nov. 15, 2001 inspection report showed an FDA inspector examined the plant because of concerns that some products contained aflatoxins, which have been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals.”
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