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Research Project: Genetic and Environmental Factors Controlling Aflatoxin Biosynthesis

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Title: The mycotox charter: increasing awareness of, and concerted action for, minimizing mycotoxin exposure worldwide

item LOGRIECO, ANTONIO - National Research Council - Italy
item DAVID MILLER, J - Carleton University - Canada
item ESKOLA, MARI - University Of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences - Austria
item KRSKA, RUDOLF - Queen'S University - Ireland
item AYALEW, AMARE - Partnership For Aflatoxin Control In Africa, Ethiopia
item BANDYOPADHYAY, RANAJIT - International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
item BATTILANI, PAOLA - Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore
item Bhatnagar, Deepak
item CHULZE, SOFIA - National University Of Rio Cuarto
item DE SAEGER, SARAH - Ghent University
item LI, PEIWU - Oil Crops Research Institute - China
item PERRONE, GIANCARLO - National Research Council - Italy
item POAPOLATHEP, AMNART - Kasetsart University
item RAHAYU, ENDANG - Gadjah Mada University
item SHEPHARD, GORDON - Cape Peninsula University Of Technology
item STEPMAN, FRANCOIS - Platform For African-European Partnership In Agricultural Research Development
item ZHANG, HAO - Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences
item LESLIE, JOHN - Kansas State University

Submitted to: Toxins
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/29/2018
Publication Date: 4/4/2018
Citation: Logrieco, A.F., David Miller, J., Eskola, M., Krska, R., Ayalew, A., Bandyopadhyay, R., Battilani, P., Bhatnagar, D., Chulze, S., De Saeger, S., Li, P., Perrone, G., Poapolathep, A., Rahayu, E.S., Shephard, G.S., Stepman, F., Zhang, H., Leslie, J.F. 2018. The mycotox charter: increasing awareness of, and concerted action for, minimizing mycotoxin exposure worldwide. Toxins. 10(4):149.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Mycotoxins are major food contaminants affecting global food security, especially in low and middle-income countries. The European Union (EU) funded project, MycoKey, focuses on “Integrated and innovative key actions for mycotoxin management in the food and feed chains” and the right to safe food through mycotoxin management strategies and regulation, which are fundamental to minimizing the unequal access to safe and sufficient food worldwide. As part of the MycoKey project, a Mycotoxin Charter ( was launched to share the need for global harmonization of mycotoxin legislation and policies and to minimize human and animal exposure worldwide, with particular attention to less developed countries that lack effective legislation. This document is in response to a demand that has built through previous European Framework Projects—MycoGlobe and MycoRed—in the previous decade to control and reduce mycotoxin contamination worldwide. All suppliers, participants and beneficiaries of the food supply chain, for example, farmers, consumers, stakeholders, researchers, members of civil society and government and so forth, are invited to sign this charter and to support this initiative.