Information – Zimbabwe – ‘Mycotoxins a Threat to Food Safety’

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Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Amon Murwira has said that there is need to address the issue of mycotoxins, which are a threat to food safety in the country. Mycotoxins are dangerous fungi that can contaminate food. The subsistence farming populations in Zimbabwe are exposed to this fungi through maize consumption and small children, below five years of age, are highly exposed to mycotoxins, which can have serious consequences on health and nutrition status.

They can affect growth and development in children.

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