Aflatoxin test: how to homogenize the sample for testing
Aflotoxins are microtoxins; they have genotoxic and carcinogenic properties and for this reason, their content in foods must be as low as possible. Typically, these toxins are found in food products such as peanuts, tree nuts, corn, rice, candied fruit, etc. as a result of contamination that can occur at different times during the collection cycle. In this context, each sample must be very thoroughly ground and mixed thoroughly using a process that demonstrates complete homogenization is achieved.