WP Leader: CNR, Subleader L.INT



Develop practical and effective post-harvest procedures for mycotoxin reduction in the food and feed supply chains and to provide alternative and safe use options for contaminated batches.
Specific objectives are:

  1. improvement of post-harvest cleaning technologies for mycotoxin reduction in maize and groundnuts (Task 6.1);
  2. development of new feed additives to prevent/reduce mycotoxin exposure in farm animals (Task 6.2);
  3. selection of microorganisms/enzymes for biodegradation of mycotoxin-contaminated feed/foods (Task 6.3);
  4. safe use options for mycotoxin-contaminated batches by optimizing fermentation processes for biogas and bioethanol production (Task 6.4); e) exploitation of results (Task 6.5).


  • Task 6.1 Industrial-scale cleaning equipments for mycotoxin reduction (BUHLER AG, CNR)
  • Task 6.2 Mycotoxin detoxifying agents for feed decontamination/detoxification (CNR, UGENT,CAAS, LAVIOSA, L.INT)
  • Task 6.3 Biological detoxification of mycotoxins (CNR, UVEG, HAU, CAAS, JAAS, UGENT)
  • Task 6.4 Safe use of mycotoxin contaminated biomasses: biofuel production (CNR, VTT, AUSTEP).
WP Leader

Dr. Michelangelo Pascale (m)

Chemist. Leader of the CNR project “Innovative methods for food characterization and control of mycotoxins, toxigenic fungi and allergens”. 20-years experience in food safety. Broad experience in evaluation of mycotoxin fate during food processing and in development and validation of chromatographic and rapid/innovative methods for mycotoxins detection in food and feed.