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REMOVAL OF AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATED PEANUTS FROM PROCESSOR STREAMS

Investigators
Haff, Ronald
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2000
End date
2005
Objective
1) Develop and apply a method to obtain a training set of aflatoxin contaminated peanuts and an uncontaminated control set. 2) Use these training and control sets to establish properties indicative of aflatoxin contamination. Construct and test batch bench top sorter to detect peanuts of high aflatoxin content; adequate if they were removed to bring aflatoxin level of lot down by a factor of 10, while removing less than 2% of nuts. 3) Construct and demonstrate a real-time, commercial size unit to do above.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
5325-44000-007-01T
Accession number
404213
Categories
Mycotoxins
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds