Effectiveness of training and use of Novasil binder in mitigating aflatoxins in cow milk produced in smallholder farms in urban and periurban areas of Kenya
Aflatoxins, which commonly contaminate animal feeds and human food, present a major public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. After ingestion by cows, aflatoxin B1 is metabolized to aflatoxin M1, some of which is excreted in milk.
This study involved smallholder dairy farms in urban and periurban areas of Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya. The objective was to determine the effectiveness of training and providing farmers with aflatoxin binder (NovaSil®) on aflatoxin M1 contamination in raw milk.