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The EMAN exists to provide high quality scientific information on mycotoxins, such as aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, trichothecenes (including deoxynivalenol or vomitoxin), fumonisins, zearalenone and ergot alkaloids, to industry, consumers, legislators and the scientific community.

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Fusarium temperatum and Fusarium subglutinans isolated from maize in Argentina.
Fusarium temperatum and Fusarium subglutinans have been isolated from corn in Argentina. This work describes the morphological, biological and molecular properties of these maize fungal pathogens. The toxigenic profile of the strains was also determined. Fusarium temperatum strains produced fusaproliferin and beauvericin but only some strains produced fumonisin B1. All Fusarium subglutinans strains produced fusaproliferin but none produced beauvericin. The findings provide new information about Fusarium temperatum isolated from corn in Argentina.

Mycotoxins Newsletter Archive

The latest newsletter, which includes a compilation of abstracts of peer-reviewed journal articles from the Foodline Science database of Leatherhead Food Research, is now available.

Mycotoxins News Updates

Liquorice root recalled, owing to elevated levels of ochratoxin A.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reported on 22 May 2015 that Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd has recalled Licorice Root (50 g with best before dates between 19.01.17 and 22.05.2017), owing to elevated levels of ochratoxin A.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Source: Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Losses to Tanzanian economy due to mycotoxin contamination in cereals.
The Global Post reports that Tanzania has lost over USD332m, owing to the 'negative impacts' of aflatoxins in cereal crops. It points out that it would cost far less than this to reduce aflatoxin contamination.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Source: Global Post
Thousands of dog deaths attributed to Beneful dog food.
globalanimal.org (28.2.2015) reports that Purina is being sued for causing the deaths of 4,000 dogs. The deaths have been attributed to mycotoxin contamination in Beneful, which has caused dogs to suffer hair loss, vomiting, liver failure and death.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Source: globalanimal.org

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