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Mycotoxins semiannual survey of mycotoxin in feed in 2023 Taiwan - Second Half

Published: April 3, 2024
By: Life Rainbow
In 2023 mycotoxins semiannual survey, Life Rainbow Biotech randomly collected 152 feed samples of raw materials and feed mills in farms and analyzed. The samples were tested for aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, and G2), zearalenone, fumonisins (B1, B2, and B3), and deoxynivalenol (DON) by the ELISA Mycotoxin analysis kit.
Contamination in animal feed
152 feed samples collected, and 77% were contaminated with fumonisins (table 1). The maximum concentrations of aflatoxins, fumonisins, and DON were over the limit of quantification in this survey.
Contamination in corn meal
Data on corn meal, nursery, and pregnant diets were collected to give the prevalence of mycotoxins. Out of a total of 152 samples, 31 samples from corn meal were analyzed the observed feed was contaminated with 83.9% of fumonisins (table 2). The maximum concentrations of aflatoxins and fumonisins were over the limit of quantification in this survey.
Contamination in nursery diet
Of 18 samples of nursery feed collected, and analyzed the feed sample were contaminated with 72.2% fumonisins (table 3).
Contamination in pregnancy diet
The occurrence of mycotoxins in a pregnant diet was also analyzed and found that fumonisins were the most prevalent mycotoxins in a pregnant diet, detected in 82.8% of samples (table 4).
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In 2023, fumonisins were most prevalent mycotoxin exam in the feed samples in Taiwan.
To prevent mycotoxins' appearance in grains and cereals, the effective method is to avoid mold infection and population formation during grain growth to ensure that the harvested grains are clean and healthy. If the harvested cereals are contaminated, it is necessary to regulate the storage conditions to stop the expanded contamination scope. Mycotoxin-contaminated feedstuffs will raise the risk of impacting animal production and economic profit. According to the regional survey, feed manufacturers and animal producers can be aware of the occurrence of mycotoxins and implement actions for mycotoxin management.
Life Rainbow Biotech has researched mycotoxins for 17 years and developed an enzyme-type mycotoxin degrading product: Toxi-Free PLUS®. Toxi-Free PLUS® has three different special activity enzymes to degrade various types of mycotoxins and reduce the toxins' effect—reducing animal hazards. Adding Toxi-FreePLUS® to the feed use as a daily care product, can protect the farmed animals and reduce the damage caused by mycotoxin, make the animals live more comfortably, and increase the farmer's profits.
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