Mycotoxins in Food News

News published on October 24, 2017:

International Conference, Mycotoxins on Animal and Human Health, in Rome (December 15th)

Objective of the Conference The presence of mycotoxins in the agri-food chain is representing a more and more challenging issue for animal and public health. This aspect is based upon the inherent multifacet...
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News published on August 2, 2016:

EU's Mycotoxin Project "MyToolBox" helps in Serbia

Maize is growing fast on the Serbian fields for the MyToolBox project, thanks to proper and timely pest- and weed-control on the fields from Agrocentrum in Becej, Serbia.   MyToolBox - "Safe Food and Fee...
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News published on November 12, 2014:

EFSA’s risk assessments of mycotoxins. Interview with Dr. Bruce Cottrill, Member of the CONTAM Panel

Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by different types of fungus, belonging mainly to the Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium genera. They commonly enter the food chain through contaminated food and feed ...
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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
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News published on July 25, 2012:

Beneficial Yeast: New weapon to combat Aspergillus Flavus

Tomorrow's orchards of almonds, pistachios, and walnuts might be sprayed with fine mists of a beneficial yeast, Pichia anomala. Studies led by Agricultural Research Service plant physiologist Sui-Sheng T. (Sylv...
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Marcia Wood (Agricultural Research Service, USDA)
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News published on February 26, 2009:

Researchers Develop GPC-LC-MS/MS Method to Screen for 31 Mycotoxins in Edible Oil

Pickering Laboratories announced that researchers at the Munich Technical University and Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority have developed an innovative, comprehensive mycotoxin screening method based on...
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News published on February 20, 2009:

Iran reaches the technology of reducing Aflatoxin of Pistachio

Researchers of agriculture sector of our country reached the technology of reducing Aflatoxin level of pistachio using Ozone."Pistachio is the most important export commodity after oil for Iran and Aflatoxin is...
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IANA (Iranian Agriculture News Agency)
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News published on January 20, 2009:

Mycotoxins: Peanut problems repeatedly sicken Americans

For years, this food has topped the most common allergens list, is banned in many school lunchrooms across the U.S., and now is at the center of an extremely serious - and in some cases, deadly - strain of salm...
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News published on August 29, 2008:

New Peas Resist Fungal Foe

Three spring pea germplasm lines developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are now available for breeding new commercial cultivars that can withstand the fungus Fusarium solani. F. solani caus...
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USDA Agricultural Research Service
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News published on July 14, 2008:

Red rice yeast supplements raise mycotoxin contamination issues

A US product survey has found that four out of ten red yeast rice supplements were contaminated with a fungal substance called citrinin that has been linked with kidney problems in animal and human populations....
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Nutra Ingredients USA
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News published on May 14, 2008:

Risk tool from Commission detects aflatoxin in food supply chain

European food industry must continue its crack down on food safety as the European Commission identifies six food alerts in just seven days. Aflatoxins, mycotoxins and salmonella dogged European food supplies l...
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