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Cover for Mycotoxins in poultry feeds.

This chapter discusses the problems associated with the contamination of feeds with mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, cyclopiazonic acid, sterigmatocystin, citrinin, fumonisins, ochratoxins, oosporein, T-2 toxin, vomitoxin and zearalenone. The occurrence and impact of aflatoxicosis in the health and...

Author(s)
Daghir, N. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in foods in West and Central Africa.

Mycotoxins, natural toxic metabolites of fungi produced under favorable conditions on a wide range of foods and feeds are a world-wide problem. The five most important groups of mycotoxins are aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol. The weather conditions in most West...

Author(s)
Kpodo, K. A.; Bankole, S. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prevention strategies for trichothecenes and ochratoxin in cereals.

Contamination of cereal commodities with mycotoxins represents a significant hazard to consumer health and is receiving increasing attention from food safety authorities and legislators. The most important mycotoxins in small cereal grains in Europe are trichothecenes, including nivalenol,...

Author(s)
Magan, N.; Olsen, M.; Aldred, D.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Barley and wheat resistance genes for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium</i> head blight.

The genetic control of resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB) in barley and wheat is reviewed. This disease, which can reach epidemic proportions under certain climatic conditions, is caused by various Fusarium species and affects grain yield and quality detrimentally, resulting in important...

Author(s)
Stenglein, S. A.; Rogers, W. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins: a global problem.

The five most important naturally occurring mycotoxins in human foods and animal feeds are aflatoxin, ochratoxin, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone and fumonisin. Risk assessment is used to manage the risk from mycotoxins to protect human and animal health. Conventional risk assessment has two major...

Author(s)
Marasas, W. F. O.; Gelderblom, W. C. A.; Shephard, G. S.; Vismer, H. F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for European Union legislation on mycotoxins in food and feed: overview of the decision-making process and recent and future developments.

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the European Union (EU) regulatory framework for feed and food safety legislation and the relevant decision-making process with particular emphasis on mycotoxins. Principles and objectives of the "General Food Law" of the EU are reported and details ...

Author(s)
Verstraete, F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mycotoxin contamination of food systems is a major problem in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most diets in the region are maize based, but cassava, sorghum, millet and peanuts also are important. These food systems are susceptible to aflatoxins, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and...

Author(s)
Siame, B. A.; Nawa, I. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Natural antioxidants and mycotoxins: theoretical considerations and practical applications.

This paper elucidates the protective mechanisms of natural antioxidants (such as vitamin E, ascorbic acid and carotenoids) against mycotoxins, as well as how antioxidants may be used to decrease the toxic effects of these mycotoxins. The role of different mycotoxins such as ochratoxin A, T-2 toxin, ...

Author(s)
Surai, P. F.; Dvorska, J. E.; Sparks, N. H. C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996141)
Type
Book chapter

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