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The Mycotoxin Factbook

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The Mycotoxin Factbook

Edited by D. Barug, D. Bhatnagar, H.P. van Egmond, J.W. van der Kamp, W.A. van Osenbruggen and A. Visconti

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Author: Edited by D. Barug, D. Bhatnagar, H.P. van Egmond, J.W. van der Kamp, W.A. van Osenbruggen and A. Visconti

About The Book

Mycotoxins are poisonous chemical compounds produced by certain fungi. There are many such compounds, but only a few of them are regularly found in food and animal feedstuffs. Nevertheless, those that do occur in food and feed have great significance in the health of humans and livestock. The effects of some mycotoxins are acute, with symptoms of severe illness appearing very quickly. Other mycotoxins have longer term chronic or cumulative effects on health, including the induction of cancers and immune deficiency. Information about mycotoxins is far from complete, but enough is known to identify them as a serious problem in many parts of the world, causing significant economic losses in addition to their negative health effects.

'The mycotoxin factbook' is aimed at the latest developments to combat the mycotoxin problem. The book contains the peer-reviewed papers of the third conference of the World Mycotoxin Forum. The various chapters focus on mycotoxin food and feed risks in the context of human nutrition and animal feeding.
Topics dealt with in 'The mycotoxin factbook' are:

  • Regulatory issues, international developments and the impact on worldtrade
  • The latest information on major mycotoxins and emerging problems in the food chain
  • The impact of mycotoxins in the feed chain
  • New developments in mycotoxin prevention
  • Trends in mycotoxin analysis

"The mycotoxin factbook" is a valuable resource for researchers and professionals from the food and feed industry as well as from the scientific community. This book is an ideal supplement to "Meeting the mycotoxin menace" as published in 2004.

Additional Information

Author Edited by D. Barug, D. Bhatnagar, H.P. van Egmond, J.W. van der Kamp, W.A. van Osenbruggen and A. Visconti
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 384 pages
ISBN 9789086860067
Publication date 2006
Book Type Hardcover


  • Foreword
  • A - Regulatory issues and international developments
    • Mycotoxins in the context of food risks and nutrition issues
    • Moulds and mycotoxins as undesirable substances in animal feeds
    • Decision-making process and overview of recent and future European Union legislation on mycotoxins in food and feed
    • Economic impact of fumonisin and aflatoxin regulations on global corn and peanut markets
    • Research and regulatory priorities in the USA
  • B - Progress on major mycotoxins and emerging problems
    • Aerosol mycotoxins: Animal and human health effects
    • Analysis of an aflatoxin-caused food safety crisis in Hungary: Actors and strategies
    • Emerging issues in southern Europe: Aflatoxins in Italy
  • C - Mycotoxin prevention: What?s on the horizon?
    • Genomics of mycotoxigenic fungi
    • Biocompetitive exclusion of toxigenic fungi
    • The use of GMOs as a prevention strategy for mycotoxin formation
    • Applications in forecasting deoxynivalenol in wheat using DONcast
  • D - Trends in mycotoxin analysis
    • Mycotoxin analysis: An overview of classical, rapid and emerging techniques
    • Multimycotoxin analysis: The LC-MS approach
    • Immunoaffinity clean-up/fluorescence detection methods for mycotoxins
    • Standardisation activities in mycotoxin methodology
    • How to deal with measurement uncertainty in routine mycotoxin determination
  • E - Mycotoxins in the feed chain
    • Contemporary concepts in the aetiology and prevention of mycotoxicoses in livestock and poultry
    • The potential of aflatoxin sequestering clay
    • Study of the adsorption capacity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall components toward mycotoxins and the chemical mechanisms involved
    • Detoxification of mycotoxins by biotransformation
  • Index

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