AUTHORS: D. D. Nabaida, Y. Mohammed, U. Abubakar, B. El-yaqub
Quantitative determination of aflatoxin B1 and total aflatoxin in African locust bean condiment samples consumed in Kaduna metropolis was investigated in this study. Elisa kits were used to measure Aflatoxin B1 and total aflatoxin. Samples for analysis were obtained by stratified random sampling method with central market, Monday market, kawo market and mando market identified as the sampling locations. With the exception of one sample, all samples analyzed showed positive results for aflatoxin B1 and total aflatoxin. 97.9% of the African locust bean condiment samples were within the standard limit set by the national agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC) for unprocessed food. (5ppb for aflatoxin B1 and 10ppb for total aflatoxin) and safe for consumption except for type D sample from kawo market.