Mycotoxicology Programme Research
Has a mycotoxin testing capability offers analytical services to the Zambian industry in qualitative analysis of aflatoxin in food products as well as analysis of ochratoxin in coffee. The lab uses standard fluorometric analytical methods to quantify with ease levels of toxins in foods/feeds to meet current technological trends in mycotoxin detection. It has recently adapted HPLC method to quantify with ease the different aflatoxin
The laboratory is able to detect presence of such toxins in foods/feeds under research as well as service to industry. Due to their harmfulness many countries have put regulations on mycotoxins in foods. This may entail failure by Zambia to export certain products if not tested, or if such tests indicate toxin concentration levels above set permissible limits. may get affected and subsequently an economy.
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