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February 20, 2020 - 23:58
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Poisoned Plate

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An investigation by NTV has exposed how lax policies have allowed food with high levels of a toxin named aflatoxin to be sold to unsuspecting Kenyans. The investigation done by journalist Dennis Okari tested 12 brands of wheat and maize flour where three were found to contain aflatoxin contamination points above the recommended standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Detectable levels of aflatoxin were found in seven other samples while two samples had no aflatoxin. Aflatoxin, which is produced fungi in agricultural crops, is carcinogenic, meaning it can cause cancer.

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