The occurrence and risk assessment of aflatoxin M1 in Cheeses samples from Hamadan, Iran

Document Type : Research article


1 Department of Microbiology, Nutrition Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran.

2 Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, Nutrition Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran.


Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is a category of poisonous compounds found in milk and dairy products. The target of our research is to determine incidence and risk assessment AFM1 through the consumption of cheese in Hamadan province of Iran. Seventy cheese samples including cream cheese (n = 30) and Iranian white cheese (n = 40) were collected from different regions of Hamadan province, Iran and tested for AFM1 by ELISA technique. The estimated daily intake (EDI) and hazard index (HI) of AFM1 was determined. AFM1 was detected in 67 (95.7%) samples, including of 39 (97.5%) Iranian white cheese (mean: 115.16 ng/kg; range:

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The occurrence and risk assessment of aflatoxin M1 in Cheeses samples from Hamadan, Iran


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