Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.141 (Sept - Dec 2022) p38-46
Review of Mycotoxins Incidence in Deteriorated Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Cake (PKC)
Mohd Firdaus Othman*, Abdul Niefaizal Abdul Hammid* and Rohaya Mohammed Halim*

Growth of filamentous fungi in animal feed and food may result in diseases of essential crops and decay of stored foods with possible concomitant production of mycotoxicoses due to mycotoxins as secondary metabolites from moulds (Sorenson, 1999). Mycotoxicoses are diseases caused by mycotoxins, a group of compounds secreted by various fungi as secondary metabolites and excreted into the matrices, which are often intended for human food consumption or animal feedstuffs (Diekman and Green, 1992; Peraica et al., 1999; Cigic and Prosen, 2009).

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*Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
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