News last update:6 Aug 2012

Animal feed caused Cyprus alfatoxin scare

Infected animal feed is likely the cause of the aflatoxin scare in Cyprus.

The head of the investigation, George Pattikis, said that copies of the conclusions had been sent to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Aflatoxin M1 is the hydroxylated metabolite of aflatoxin B1 and is usually found in milk or milk products obtained from livestock that have ingested contaminated feed.

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