The fungus which produces aflatoxin grows on crops like maize and peanuts when they are stored for long periods in hot climates.
The cooking experiments showed that aflatoxin is not destroyed under domestic cooking conditions (microwave or heating in gas oven ).
An incapacitating agent called aflatoxin, which produces vomiting and internal bleeding, was manufactured at Baghdad¹s Agricultural and Water Research Center.
A separate limit of 0.05 microgram/kg aflatoxin M 1 is applicable in milk and milk products.
The strain of Aspergillus flavus used to reduced aflatoxin in cotton has been found to be defective in aflatoxin synthesis  .