Aflatoxin Found In All 27 Milk Samples Tested, But They Are Still Safe For Consumption

Alfatoxin found in milk.

Twenty-seven samples of school milk and fresh milk from retail stores were all found to be contaminated with aflatoxin, a poisonous carcinogen produced by fungi, but its amount is within acceptable level, according to the Foundation for the Consumers’ Smart Buyer Magazine.

Of the 27 milk samples tested, 14 of them were school milk obtained from schools in Bangkok and from Phayao, Chachoengsao, Khon Kaen, Surat Thani and Ayutthaya while 13 other samples were collected from convenience or retail stores.

According to the FFC, laboratorial tests showed the amount of aflatoxin found in the 27 samples range from a minimum of 0.03 microgramme/kilogramme to a maximum of 0.08 microgramme/kg compared to the Public Health Ministry’s standard which set the acceptable contamination level at not exceeding 20 parts per billion (ppb) or 20 microgramme/kg and CODEX standard at not exceeding 0.5 microgramme/kg.

Alfatoxin is poisonous carcinogen that is produced by certain molds which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay and grains.


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