Development strategies for the reduction of mycotoxins content and intake in breast milk and complementary food in Tanzania

food technology
food safety
health (human)
Tanzanian Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) (Tanzania)
Tanzanian Open University (Tanzania)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Medicine and Health Sciences


The presence of mycotoxins in foods and human milk is associated with growth faltering among infants. This study examines mycotoxins prevalence in breast milk among mothers with infants under 6 months of age, assess the risk of infants’ exposure through feeding and examine the synergetic effect of the post harvest methods in maize decontamination