Risks of aflatoxin contamination of groundnut in Vietnam: a preliminary study uri icon


  • Aflatoxin contamination of groundnut occurs on an extensive scale in the tropics. It is an important food quality reducer. The main cause of aflatoxin contamination is the susceptibility of the groundnut germplasm currently in use by farmers. There is also an abundance of the aflatoxin-producing fungus, Aspergillus flavus, particularly in sandy and sandy loam soils which are suitable for groundnut production

publication date

  • 1997