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:
improvement of post-harvest cleaning technologies for mycotoxin reduction in maize and groundnuts (Task 6.1);
development of new feed additives to prevent/reduce mycotoxin exposure in farm animals (Task 6.2);
selection of microorganisms/enzymes for biodegradation of mycotoxin-contaminated feed/foods (Task 6.3);
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).
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.