International Journal of Biotechnology and Microbiology

International Journal of Biotechnology and Microbiology


International Journal of Biotechnology and Microbiology
International Journal of Biotechnology and Microbiology
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2
An incidence of aflatoxins in some selected vegetable oils commonly sold in Gadan Maiwa open market place of Ningi, Bauchi state, Nigeria

Ebu B, Ijebor F, Mustapha H, Yusuf H

A research was carried out determine different types and levels of aflatoxins associated with some essential vegetable oils in Gadan Maiwa open market place, of Ningi, Bauchi State. The total of three (3) different samples of vegetable oils were obtained and these included; Peanut, Soya and Palm oils respectively. The products were obtained in sterile containers and transported to the laboratory for analysis. Malt Extract Agar (MEA) was used for the isolation, in which about four (4) different fungal species were isolated and identified. These included; Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium spp, Fusarium spp and Rhizopus spp. Environmental parameters were also determined such as temperature and pH. Aspergillus spp had the highest frequency of occurrence among the isolates. Therefore, it can be recommended that vegetable oils must be properly stored in clean, dry places. Consumers of such products should ensure properly pasteurization prior used.
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Ebu B, Ijebor F, Mustapha H, Yusuf H. An incidence of aflatoxins in some selected vegetable oils commonly sold in Gadan Maiwa open market place of Ningi, Bauchi state, Nigeria. International Journal of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 54-55
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