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Toxins 2012, 4(9), 663-675; doi:10.3390/toxins4090663
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A Three-Year Survey on the Worldwide Occurrence of Mycotoxins in Feedstuffs and Feed

1,*  and 2
1 BIOMIN Singapore Pte Ltd., 3791 Jalan Bukit Merah #08-08, E-Centre@Redhill, Singapore 2 BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Industriestrasse 21, Herzogenburg 3130, Austria
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 July 2012 / Revised: 30 August 2012 / Accepted: 31 August 2012 / Published: 12 September 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mycotoxins in Food and Feed)
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Abstract

Between January 2009 and December 2011, a total of 7049 corn, soybean/soybean meal, wheat, dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and finished feed samples were analyzed for the occurrence of aflatoxins (Afla), zearalenone (ZEN), deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisins (FUM) and ochratoxin A (OTA). Samples were sourced in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Afla, ZEN, DON, FUM and OTA were present respectively in 33%, 45%, 59% 64% and 28% of analyzed samples between 2009 and 2011. From the 23,781 mycotoxin analyzes performed, 81% were positive for at least one mycotoxin. Results of this survey are provided by calendar year, in order to potentially show different trends on mycotoxin occurrence in distinct years: by commodity type and within the same commodity, and by region, to potentially reveal differences in mycotoxin contamination in commodities sourced in diverse regions.
Keywords: aflatoxins; deoxynivalenol; fumonisins; zearalenone; ochratoxin A; mycotoxins; occurrence; survey aflatoxins; deoxynivalenol; fumonisins; zearalenone; ochratoxin A; mycotoxins; occurrence; survey
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Rodrigues, I.; Naehrer, K. A Three-Year Survey on the Worldwide Occurrence of Mycotoxins in Feedstuffs and Feed. Toxins 2012, 4, 663-675.

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