Submitted by: AFDO Board of Directors
Date: April 15, 2012
Whereas, Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic metabolite produced by mold infestations that typically affects corn and peanuts which are ingredients used in both food and feed products, and
Whereas, Aflatoxin is a known carcinogen and has been associated with various diseases, such as aflatoxicosis, and
Whereas, consumption of products contaminated with aflatoxin pose a health concern to both humans and animals, and
Whereas, products that are deemed adulterated by the food industry or by regulation may be allowable as a product in the feed industry, and
Whereas, identifying and utilizing the aflatoxin knowledge of industry, agencies can focus on the most effective way to address the educational gaps between occurrence and prevention of aflatoxin in the food and feed supply chain, therefore
Be it resolved that AFDO recommend that FDA provide technical information on aflatoxin occurrence and prevention as well as on conducting hazard analyses and sampling protocols to the states for distribution to the feed and food industries and to the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance for inclusion in industry Hazard Analysis training and technical assistance.