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CTA. 1997. Publications from CTA . Spore 72. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Mycotoxins in grain - Technical leaflet No 3 June 1997. Avalaible from CTA. Credit value: 5 points
Mycotoxins are poisonous chemical compounds produced by certain fungi and are associated with diseased or mouldy crops, although the visible mould contamination can be superficial. The effects of some food-borne mycotoxins are acute, with symptoms of severe illness appearing very quickly. Other mycotoxins occurring in food have given rise to longer-term chronic or cumulative effects on health, including cancers and immune deficiency. Mycotoxins in grain is produced by the Group for Assistance on Systems Relating to Grain After Harvest (GASGA), and covers in its 11 pages definitions of mycotoxins; fungal ecology and mycotoxin production in food; prevention and control of mycotoxins in stored grains and seeds; and mycotoxin detection. The leaflet will be useful for all managers of grain stores and those giving advice on grain storage. Mycotoxins in grain - Technical leaflet No 3 June 1997. Avalaible from CTA. Credit value: 5 points