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Meeting the Mycotoxin Menace

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Meeting the Mycotoxin Menace

Edited by D. Barug, H. van Egmond, R. Lopez-Garcia, T. van Osenbruggen and A. Visconti

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Author(s): Edited by D. Barug, H. van Egmond, R. Lopez-Garcia, T. van Osenbruggen and A. Visconti

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Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of moulds belonging essentially to the Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium genera. They can be produced on a wide range of agricultural commodities and under a diverse range of situations. Due to their various toxic effects and their good thermal stability, the presence of mycotoxins in foods and feeds is potentially hazardous to the health of both humans and animals.

Mycotoxins may cause damage to e.g. liver, kidney or the nervous system, some are even carcinogenic. There is growing concern for ways in which these fungi and their mycotoxins can be prevented from entering the human and animal food chain. And worldwide changes in legislation ever increase the need for more precise and sensitive mycotoxin analytical methods.

"Meeting the mycotoxin menace" contains the peer-reviewed papers of the second World Mycotoxin Forum held 17-18 February 2003 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The book focuses on the various aspects related to the presence, prevention, control, sampling and analysis of mycotoxins in agricultural commodities, foods and feeds. In this publication special attention is given to new developments in this field.

The editors firmly believe that the very nature of the themes chosen and the excellence of the papers by invited experts from various disciplines will draw an audience from both the food and feed industry, regulatory authorities and science.

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Author Edited by D. Barug, H. van Egmond, R. Lopez-Garcia, T. van Osenbruggen and A. Visconti
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 320 pages
ISBN 9789076998282
Publication date 2004
Book Type Softcover


  • Mycotoxins: Current issues in U.S.A
  • Mycotoxins: Current issues in South America
  • Current mycotoxin issues in Australia and Southeast Asia
  • Mycotoxins worldwide: Current issues in Africa
  • Plant breeding as a tool for reducing mycotoxins in cereals
  • Control of Fusarium and Aspergillus species and associated mycotoxins on wheat and maize
  • Making wine safer: the case of ochratoxin A
  • Biocontrol of aflatoxins in peanuts
  • The implementation of EU controls on imported food
  • The fate of mycotoxins during cereal processing
  • Peanuts, aflatoxin, and the U.S. origin certification program
  • Mycotoxins in spices: red pepper
  • Sampling and sample preparation of pistachios
  • Development of certified reference materials for mycotoxins
  • Multi-mycotoxin determination methodology
  • Moulds and mycotoxins in silage
  • Mycotoxins in the animal production chain
  • The use of a dynamic in vitro model of the gastrointestinal tract (TIM) in studying mycotoxin adsorbents
  • Mycotoxin research: progress and future prospects

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