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Aflatoxin B1 contamination in sunflower oil collected from sunflower oil refinery situated in Karnataka

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In the present study, the aflatoxin B1 contamination at various stages of oil refining and in refined oil were carried out. This was subsequently compared with commercial vegetable oil samples. Among the 23 different sunflower oil samples were tested, 10 of them showed posi-tive results to AFB1 and the remaining 13 showed negative results to AFB1. All the refined oil samples were free from AFB1 contamination.

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Banu, N. and Muthumary, J. (2010) Aflatoxin B1 contamination in sunflower oil collected from sunflower oil refinery situated in Karnataka. Health, 2, 973-987. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.28145.

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