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Special Issue "Mycotoxin Contamination Management Tools and Efficient Strategies in Feed Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.
Mycotoxins represent a significant issue for the feed industry and the safety of the feed supply chain, with an impact on human health, animal health and production, economies, and international trade. Notifications on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) concerning mycotoxins are among the “top 10” hazard categories with risk decision categorized as “serious”.
Mycotoxin contamination of feed is a recurring problem in the livestock feed industry in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The globalization of the trade in agricultural commodities and the lack of legislative harmonization have contributed significantly to the discussion about the awareness of mycotoxins entering the feed/food supply chain. The feed industry is a sustainable outlet for food processing industries, converting by-products into high-quality animal feed. Mycotoxin occurrence in food by-products from different technological processes is a worldwide topic of interest for the feed industry aiming to increase the marketability and acceptance of these products as feed ingredients and include them safely in the feed supply chain.
For a sustainable and competitive feed industry, there is a need for monitoring and managing the risk of mycotoxins and for strategies to prevent and reduce mycotoxins in compound feed manufacturing. To properly manage the mycotoxin risk at industrial level, a rapid mycotoxin analysis of feed represents the first and most effective tool for feed management. A key point is the choice of the analytical method at the industrial level, enabling rapid management decisions on the acceptance or rejection of a lot.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and literature reviews concerning management tools and efficient strategies for the feed industry to monitor, prevent, and reduce mycotoxins in compound feed manufacturing are welcome, including occurrence studies, mycotoxin repartitioning studies in food by-products, economic and commodity trade analysis.
Prof. Federica Cheli
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- reduction strategies
- analysis and sampling
- exposure and risk assessment
- climate change
- commodity trade