Aflatoxin M-1 contaminations in mouldy cheese
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In this study, a total of 100 mouldy cheese samples were collected from randomly selected markets from 5 different cities of Turkey during October and November. Samples were analyzed for aflatoxin M-1 by using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique. Aflatoxin M(1)w was detected in 52 samples and their levels ranged from 10.6 to 702 ng/kg. The widespread presences of aflatoxin M-1 in mouldy cheese may be considered to be potential hazards for human health.