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Key facts about foodborne illness

An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in ten people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420000 die every year, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years (DALYs) according to World Health Organization. Foodborne illness can…

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Reduction of mycotoxin with dehulling and fermentation

Researchers at University of Johannesburg, South Africa have demonstrated that dehulling Bambara groudnut along with fermentation to produce dawadawa can effectively reduce mycotoxins. Mycotoxins that frequently occur in food systems, with devastating consequences for human and animal health include aflatoxins, ochratoxin, trichothecenes, fumonisins and…

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