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Aflatoxin Management In Nigeria: Role of Policy & Feedback

Introduction Policy formulation entails analysis and authorization. It has to be: effective i.e. valid, efficient and implementable and acceptable i.e arrived at through majority- building, making it politically feasible ANALYSIS + AUTHORIZATION = FORMULATION Feedback= Feedback is a process in which information about the past or the present influences the same phenomenon in the present or future.Interest is […]

2nd Annual Practical Short Course onFermentation and Separation for the Food & Drug Industries: Principle, Process, Recovery, and Product February 8-12, 2015

OBJECTIVES OF SHORT COURSE  Provide practical training in the field of cell culture, bioreactor operation, bioprocess paradigm, and separation technology  Increase understanding of the industrial food & drug fermentation biotechnology through simulation, sterilization technologies and clinical implications as well as related research being done across different countries, universities, and industries  Review new […]

Nigeria scandalously silent on GM –Fapohunda

Prof Dele Fapohunda, a Food and Feed Safety activist, Founder and President, Safe Food and Feed Foundation, is an ardent advocate of safe foods. In this interview with News Editor, ONCHE ODEH, he decries the quietness of Nigerian government and experts over issues of Genetic Modification (GM) of foods, despite evidences that they are flooding […]


Souirce=http://www.healthline.com/health-news Which Fruits and Vegetables Have the Most Pesticide Residue? They’re known as the “Dirty Dozen,” and they are, in order: apples strawberries grapes celery peaches spinach sweet Bell Peppers nectarines (imported) cucumbers cherry tomatoes snap peas (imported) potatoes This year, the EWG found that every sample of imported nectarines and 99 percent of apple […]


Mycotoxicology Newsletter AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR MYCOTOXINS Produced in association with the International Society for Mycotoxicology www.mycotoxicology.org 2014, Volume XVII, Issue 1 Michelangelo Pascale, group leader of the department of Food Safety and Innovative Methods for Food Analysis at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA-CNR), Bari, Italy  Mold and mycotoxin occurrence  […]

PACA Platform meeting holds October 2014 at Adis Ababa

The First Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership Platform Meeting which is scheduled to take place from 07-09 October 2014, at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This first PACA PPM is of particular importance as it is organized in the year 2014, which was declared, by the […]

Mycotoxins and Your Meal 2

2. Ochratoxin A Ochratoxins are a group of chemically related mycotoxins commonly found in diverse food items like grains, coffee, cocoa, tubers, dried fruits, wine, beer and animal based meals meals As mycotoxins they are poisons produced by moulds on food, particularly in unhygienic regime. Ochratoxin A or OTA is the most important and toxic […]

Mycotoxins and Your Meal

1 Aflatoxins As humanity grows on daily basis, there is another group of small creatures called fungi, which are ubiquitous and most of which cannot be seen with unaided eyes. The Nigerian climate support the growth of this group and the subsequent production of chemicals on food items in farm, transit and store. These chemicals […]

Lessons from Ekiti election

That Fayose has won Ekiti governorship election is no longer in doubt. Even the incumbent Fayemi has admitted that. Now lets review  afew  lessons 1    Articles in Newspapers don’t win elections, the Politian himself does. Otherwise with the regular columns in a newspaper s openly sympathetic to the Fayemi, it would have a walkover. But […]