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Colonization of toxigenic fungi on coffee - from flowering to processing

Lava, M.B. and Deepa, S. and Shetty, P.H. and Anu Appaiah, K. A. (2009) Colonization of toxigenic fungi on coffee - from flowering to processing. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 46 (4). pp. 339-342.

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Abstract

Ochrotoxin A in coffee is regarded as a potential hazard. Earlier reports suggest that the toxin is present in the outer husk than in bean. A detailed investigation was done on the colonization of toxigenic moulds like Aspergillus carbonarius, A. falvus and A. ochraceus from plant to processing of coffee bean. Results indicate that the colonization mainly occurs during post-harvest treatment. Among the types of drying yards concrete/cement floored yard is ideal as it inhibited the colonization of the molds. During processing high incidence of fungal colonization was observed in the low grade coffee bean like bits and blacks. Whereas on the plant the incidence of these molds are negligible. A controlled condition of drying can bring down the colonization of toxigenic group of molds

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coffee, Fungal colonization, Toxigenic fungi
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology > 04 Fungi
600 Technology > 07 Beverage Technology > 04 Coffee
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009 04:40
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 10:10
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/9116

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