Article: Food Safety: Mycotoxins
Published on: 12/12/2008
Author/s : Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (Food Safety Initiative)
What are mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are compounds produced by moulds under specific environmental conditions. These toxins are harmful to human and animal health. Some of the most important mycotoxins are shown in Table 1.
Table 1. Mycotoxins
Moulds that Produce Mycotoxins
A. parasiticus , A. flavus, A. nom...