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Fresh fears of aflatoxin rock local maize market

Published on October 09, 2015

Players in the grain value chain have raised concern over the possibility of aflatoxin contamination in some of the maize in the local market following increased informal trade of the commodity along the Kenya-Uganda border.

They say poor post-harvest handling of grains, and continued informal maize trade along the porous border is now a major cause for worry that aflatoxin-contaminated maize has found its way into Kenya.

East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) said yesterday tens of thousands of tonnes of maize come through informal trade routes along the border into the country without being subjected to standards checks. Read more. Source | Media Max