Aflatoxin corn contamination expected to worsen

04/22/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

The worst aflatoxin outbreak in decades began in 2012 and is expected to peak this summer, causing problems for companies that produce products using corn. The problem has extended north to states not normally affected by extensive aflatoxin. The FDA allows for contaminated grain to be blended with unaffected stores at low levels, but testing is critical because aflatoxin can be carcinogenic in animals and people.

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