Mycotoxin Monitoring Books

  • Safety evaluation of certain mycotoxins in food (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersThis volume, co-published with WHO, contains monographs prepared at the fifty-sixth meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). Five mycotoxins or groups of mycotoxins that contaminate food commodities were evaluated at the meeting: aflatoxin M1, fumonisins B1, B2 and B3, ochratoxin ...

  • Molecular Diversity and PCR-detection of Toxigenic Fusarium Species and Ochratoxigenic Fungi

    The present issue contains contributions which cover many aspects of the molecular diversity, phylogeny, variability and PCR-detection of toxigenic fungi and their toxins. Notable amongst these are a review of the phylogeny and diagnosis of Fusarium species and a new system for identifying Fusarium species based on a DNA sequence database. Other ...

  • Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology

    Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology focuses on the role of bacterial, fungal and plant secondary metabolites in soil ecosystems. Our understanding of the biological function of secondary metabolites is surprisingly limited, considering our knowledge of their structural diversity and pharmaceutically relevant activities. This volume reviews ...

  • Worldwide regulations for mycotoxins in food and feed in 2003 (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersSince the discovery of the aflatoxins in the 1960s, mycotoxin regulations have been established in many countries, both to protect the consumer from the harmful effects of these toxins that may contaminate foodstuffs and to ensure fair practices in food trade. The present publication is an update of FAO Food ...

  • Manual on the application on the HACCP system in mycotoxin prevention and control (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersThe manual provides guidance on the application of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to the prevention and control of mycotoxin contamination of foods and feed. After a brief introduction on the nature of mycotoxins and their effects on human and animal health, the document describes ...

  • Epidemiology of Mycotoxin Producing Fungi

    The accumulation of mycotoxins in plants and plant products represents a major threat to human health. Toxins accumulate in plants following infection by species of Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium. It has been estimated that one quarter of the world's food crops, including many basic foods, are affected by mycotoxin-producing fungi. The ...

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