mycotoxins


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mycotoxins

(mi'ko-tok?sinz)
Substances produced by mold growing in food or animal feed and causing illness or death when ingested by humans or animals.
See: ergotism
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The presence of mycotoxins in grains is traditionally regarded as an indicator of poor storage conditions.
Leveraging on the latest technologies and extensive R&D programs, BIOMIN offers sustainable quality products which include solutions for mycotoxin risk management, a groundbreaking natural growth promoting concept as well as other specific solutions which address dietary requirements for swine, poultry, dairy and aquaculture.
Some 56% of the latter concerned mycotoxins and the products were either destroyed or given another destination.
Thus far, the industry response has been the implementation of rigorous testing regimens at plants to ensure they only accept corn that is free of mycotoxins.
Only few reports covering short periods, and smaller regions have described the presence of some toxigenic fungi or mycotoxins in agricultural products [60, 61], and animal feed stuffs [62-64].
Mycotoxins are absorbed in the mucosal epithelia in the airways and the gut and can affect many immune-related organs and cell types.
Hooper is also dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers mycotoxins pose so that people can take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones.
PHLIL is actively engaged in detecting and identifying specific mycotoxins in post-harvest crops.
Fungal spoilage in silage can not only reduced palatability of food but also leads to production of toxic secondary substances like mycotoxins which pose a serious health hazard for dairy animals (Velazquez et al.
The methods which are used for quantification of mycotoxins are HPLC and LC-MS/MS (Ediage et al.