Impacts of Mycotoxin Regulations on World Trade

Published on: 04/20/2006
Author/s : Ms. Lei BAO; Dr. Rudolf KRSKA; Prof. Tetsuhisa GOTO; Mr. Mike ARCINAS; Dr. Alfredo MORALES DIAZ; Lic. Jorge BALDI; Dr. Roland Ernest POMS

Mycotoxins such as Aflatoxins, Ochratoxin A and Fumonisins are health hazards that contaminate a wide variety of crops. Human and animal health can be at risk due to mycotoxin contamination. In order to reduce the risk associated with mycotoxin contamination, regulations and laws are enforced by the respective authorities.Public health matters are only one aspect of this subject. How do regulation...

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April 20, 2006
Há uns poucos anos atrás o Brasil enfrentou um sério problema de ordem interna com altos níveis de aflatoxina no amendoím.

O problema foi basicamente controlado melhorando-se as técnicas de cultivo e manejo, e principalmente no manejo pós colheita.

Hoje não é mais um problema sanitário e de risco à saúde animal e humana.

Cordialmente,

Helio Cabral Jr


Translation:
A few years ago, Brazil faced a serious internal problem with high levels of aflatoxins in peanut.

The problem was basically controlled by improving the techniques of crop growing and management, mostly the post-harvesting management.

Today it is not a risky problem for human and animal health anymore.

Cordially,

Helio Cabral Jr
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