Ziegenfarm, you got me curious so I did a google search and came up with the following in answer to:
how is this aspergillus disorder different from aspergillus added to foods as an enzyme for digestion?
Enzymes derived from the Aspergillus oryzae fungus have been subjected to numerous studies evaluating their role in supporting healthy digestive function. Moreover, several human studies suggest the proteolytic enzymes derived from this fungus may play a role in anti-inflammatory and fibrinolytic therapy. These enzymes appear to be relatively heat stable and they are also active throughout a wide pH range, important because most enzymes are deact*ated in stomach acid. These enzymes. synthesized from fungus, contain no fungal residue even though that is their derivation. Modern filtration technology enables these fungal enzymes to be ideal for human consumption.Aflatoxin exposure was brought to the attention of canine owners in late 2005 when a number of canines became ill from eating contaminated dog food. Although, it is entirely possible that this mass episode of aflatoxin poisoning could have gone unnoticed, an alert veterinarian realized that several dogs in his care were exhibiting similar symptoms. Once brought to the attention of the public through media reports, the full extent of the problem was exposed. After investigation, it was determined that certain pet foods made by Diamond Brand Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina plant, and distributed in 23 U.S. states, were contaminated with Aflatoxin. Contaminated pet food was distributed to stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia, and in a number of countries, including several in the European Union, according to reports.
didn't they determine that aspergillus was to the root of the problem with contaminated grain in diamond dog food several years ago?
Aflatoxins are produced as secondary metabolites by many species of Aspergillus fungi (most notably Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus). Many agricultural crops including corn, rice, wheat, nuts, soybeans, sunflowers and even milk, are vulnerable to attack by the fungi that produce aflatoxin.