Mycotoxins In-Depth Focus 2018
This In-Depth Focus examines Mycotoxins and their effects, looking at their impact on human wellbeing and how to best detect them in food.
- Mycotoxins: time for a global rethink?
Much remains unknown about mycotoxins. A much better understanding is needed of their effects and how to mitigate against their impact on human wellbeing, farm animal wellbeing and reducing food waste, to bolster food security, says Chris Elliott of Queen’s University Belfast.
- Mycotoxin contamination and food safety concerns
Vanessa Cowan and Barry Blakley, from the University of Saskatchewan, discuss the safety risks associated with mycotoxin contamination of food and animal feeds.
- Mycotoxins: invisible and insidious foodborne toxicants
Mycotoxins are small molecular weight fungal toxins that contaminate over 25% of the global food supply, leading to annual losses of around 1.0 billion tons of food and food products. Ahmad Alshannaq and Jae-Hyuk Yu, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, consider which foods are most susceptible to contamination and the best analytical methods.
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