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Food Analysis In-Depth Focus 2017

17 February 2017 | By

Loop-mediated isothermal nucleic acid amplification (LAMP) for food microbiology testing; Best practice for crystallisation kinetics measurements via NMR; and MyToolBox – the smart way to tackle mycotoxins...

Recent developments in mycotoxin analysis

28 October 2015 | By Michelangelo Pascale, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA), National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Mycotoxins are natural contaminants of several agricultural products and derivatives produced as secondary metabolites by several filamentous fungal species. Their presence in food and feed can cause serious risks to human and animal health due to adverse toxic effects; therefore maximum permitted levels have been fixed for the major occurring…

Fusarium mycotoxin contamination in the human food chain

1 September 2015 | By Dr Silvia W. Gratz, Research Fellow at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen / Dr Neil Havis, Researcher in Crop and Soil Systems Group / Dr Fiona Burnett, Head of the Crop and Soil Systems Group, Scotlands Rural College

Mycotoxin contamination poses an intractable problem in agricultural production. WHO estimates that over 25% of global food crops are significantly contaminated with mycotoxins causing annual losses of around 1 billion metric tons of food. Mycotoxins are formed during cereal growth or in post-harvest storage; so this problem may increase as…

Live monitoring of mycotoxin risk in wheat crops during flowering

30 June 2015 | By Sarah Wynn and Rebecca Carter, ADAS UK Ltd

Mycotoxins are a human health risk even at low concentrations, but cereals which can contain mycotoxins are a major dietary source, particularly wheat and maize. In this article, we describe monitoring methods that can be practically used in crop production to minimise the risk of contaminated grain reaching the food…