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Research Project: Novel Methods for Controlling Trichothecene Contamination of Grain and Improving the Climate Resilience of Food Safety and Security Programs

Location: Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research

Title: Mycotoxins in grain

item Bakker, Matthew

Submitted to: Grain Journal
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/25/2018
Publication Date: 7/25/2018
Citation: Bakker, M.G. 2018. Mycotoxins in grain. Grain Journal [abstract].

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Mycotoxins are natural but dangerous chemicals that are produced by certain fungi that cause diseases on plants. Due to health and safety risks, there are regulatory limits that define the maximum tolerable concentration of mycotoxins in food and feed products. The need to comply with these standards has a large impact on grain processing industries. This presentation will provide background on where these hazardous mycotoxins come from, and why they are of such concern. You will come to see how grain handlers and processors play an important role in protecting the safety of our food supply. You will also be introduced to a range of current research topics that are aiming for enhanced control of mycotoxins in grain.