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Mycotoxins and their control: constraints and opportunities (NRI Bulletin 73)

Mycotoxins and their control: constraints and opportunities (NRI Bulletin 73)

Coker, R.D. (1997) Mycotoxins and their control: constraints and opportunities (NRI Bulletin 73). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The mycotoxins attract world-wide attention because of the significant economic losses associated with their impact on human health, animal productivity, and both domestic and international trade. It is likely that losses associated with human disease will be particularly significant in those developing countries where food staples, such as groundnuts and maize, are susceptible to contamination. In Mycotoxins and their Control: Constraints and Opportunities a systems approach to the occurrence and control of mycotoxins is adopted, which recognizes the interactions occurring within and between conceptual models of the commodity, spoilage, mycotoxin and control systems. Mycotoxins of 'world-wide', 'regional' and 'future' importance are discussed, together with the metabolic fate of selected mycotoxins, and its exploitation in the development of biomarkers of mycotoxin exposure. Control measures discussed include breeding for resistance, the biocontrol of moulds and the chemical detoxification of contaminated feeds. Future research needs are also identified. This Bulletin will be of special interest to policy makers and researchers and to those involved in the production and utilization of foods and feeds, in human and animal health, and in the international trade of commodities.

Item Type: Working Paper
Additional Information: [1] ISBN: 0-85954-478-8 [2] Acknowledgements (funding): The partial funding for the production of this Bulletin by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, UK, is gratefully acknowledged. [3] Acknowledgements: The partial funding for the production of this Bulletin by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, UK, is gratefully acknowledged. The author is most grateful for the helpful comments of his col leagues in the Process Quality Management Group (NRI) during the preparation of this bulletin.
Uncontrolled Keywords: mycotoxin, control, fungal metabolite, mould, mycotoxicology system, process quality management, process commodity matrix, spoilage, contamination
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 16:22
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11098

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