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Canada to test feed corn imports from India due to mould concerns

Reuters WINNIPEG | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 27, 2015

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has said it has started to detain imports from India of corn for feeding livestock to allow for testing of aflatoxins.

The move is intended to prevent contamination of livestock feed after high levels of aflatoxin were detected in organic feed corn from India, the CFIA said.

Aflatoxins are chemicals produced by certain mould fungi that can kill livestock and are considered carcinogenic for animals and humans, according to Iowa State University.

India was the sixth-largest corn exporter in the world in 2013/14, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Published on May 27, 2015
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