Scientific Papers

MycoKey aims to unlock new knowledge and to valorize existing knowledge and data by rapid dissemination to research partners and stakeholders in the chain.
In the MycoKey programme all scientific peer reviewed publications are available through open access. Research data will be deposited in public data repositories for (re)-analysis exploitation and dissemination free of charge.
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Decontamination of Mycotoxin-Contaminated Feedstuffs and Compound Feed

Mycotoxins are known worldwide as fungus-produced toxins that adulterate a wide heterogeneity of raw feed ingredients and final products. Consumption of mycotoxins-contaminated feed causes a plethora of harmful responses from acute toxicity to many persistent health disorders with lethal outcomes; such as mycotoxicosis when ingested by animals. Therefore, the main task for feed producers is to minimize the concentration of mycotoxin by applying different strategies aimed at minimizing the risk of mycotoxin effects on animals and human health. Once mycotoxins enter the production chain it is hard to eliminate or inactivate them. This paper examines the most recent findings on different processes and strategies for the reduction of toxicity of mycotoxins in animals. The review gives detailed information about the decontamination approaches to mitigate mycotoxin contamination of feedstuffs and compound feed, which could be implemented in practice.

Authors: Radmilo Čolović ,Nikola Puvača , Federica Cheli ,Giuseppina Avantaggiato ,Donato Greco ,Olivera Đuragić, Jovana Kos, Luciano Pinotti
Keywords: mycotoxins; reduction; grain cleaning; thermal processing; chemicals; adsorbents
Published: 8/8/2019

This work has received funding form the  the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey. 
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