Expert Will Explain How to Avoid Intoxication by Mycotoxins.


Mycotoxins are a group of toxic chemical substances that occur naturally and are produced by different fungal species. Mycotoxins cause illness or even death due to their teratogenic, carcinogenic, toxigenic, and mutagenic effects. Though more than 400 mycotoxins are known to have toxic effects on human when ingested along with contaminated food, mycotoxins occurring in cereals are the major mycotoxins influencing the public health and agriculture.

Due to the global nature of the wheat supply and advances in analytical capabilities, contamination with mycotoxins will continue to be an area of concern for regulatory agencies, the food industry, and consumers.

Mycotoxins are considered to be a risk to the feed supply chain with an impact on economies and international trade. A high percentage of durum wheat samples worldwide have been reported to be contaminated with more than one mycotoxin. In many cases, the concentrations of mycotoxins were low enough to ensure compliance maximum admitted levels. Yet, mycotoxin co-contamination might still have adverse effects on humans due to synergistic interactions.

Russian authorities have introduced straightforward feed testing to reach a quick and accurate diagnosis of wheat quality.

Climatic conditions in Eastern Russia and Kazakhstan with hot dry summer and long very cold winter provides good conditions for growing mycotoxin-free durum.

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