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Aflatoxin M1 removal and potential applications of a laccase enzyme from Pleurotus eryngii for milk safety – Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1), is the main catabolite deriving from the hydroxylation of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), found in the milk of animals fed with AFB1 contaminated feeds. The International Agency for the Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified it in group 2B, thus possibly carcinogenic for humans. Their maximum limit in raw milk, heat-treated milk and milk for the manufacture of milk-based products, has been set by the Regulation (EC) 1881 of 2006 to 50ng/kg. AFM1 resists to the most common treatments of food industry and persists in processed product. Its occurrence has been registered throughout the whole dairy supply chain, including yogurts and cheeses, and it represents a serious risk for humans and animals. The development of mild, green and efficient methods for AFM1 degradation is an actual and crucial topic.
Authors: Martina Loi, Laura Quintieri, Francesca Fanelli, Vania C. Liuzzi, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio F. Logrieco, Giuseppina Mulè
Keywords:safety, milk, laccase, aflatoxin M1, protein cross-linking, milk texture, allergenicity
This work has received funding form the the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey.
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