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Title: OCCURRENCE OF AFLATOXINS IN TABLE EGGS SOLD IN DAMIETTA CITY REGARDING ITS HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE
Authors: Medhat Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim Abdallah, Dr.
Keywords: OCCURRENCE OF AFLATOXINS IN TABLE EGGS SOLD IN DAMIETTA CITY REGARDING ITS HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Forty random table chicken eggs samples (20 each of “brown” and “balady” eggs) were collected from different groceries and supermarkets at Damietta City. The collected samples were submitted to analysis for isolation of viable moulds and qualitative detection of aflatoxin (AFs) residues. The isolation of moulds revealed that 3 (15%) and 20 (100%) mould species belonging to three genera were isolated from examined samples respectively. Aspergillus was the less prevalent genus encountered comprising 5% while; Trichophyton comprised 10% in table eggs “brown”. Otherwise, Cladosporium was the most prevalent genus encountered comprising 80% while; Aspergillus comprised 20% in table eggs “balady”. On the other hand, different percentages of aflatoxin contamination AFB1 (45%), AFB2 (20%) and AFG2 (15%) were detected in table eggs “brown” samples. While, lower percentage of AFB2 (10%) was detected in table eggs “balady” although AFB1, AFG1 and AFG2 were failed to detectable in the same samples. The obtained results and public health implications and suggestive measures for improving table chicken eggs were discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/19
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