Contamination levels of all main mycotoxins increased in the second quarter of 2018 in Europe and North America, according to the latest data from Biomin. The research company said higher atmospheric temperatures, elevated carbon dioxide levels and water stress associated with climate change all may contribute to higher mycotoxin contamination of crops.
“Mycotoxins that contaminate crops and animal feed have been recognized as a risk to farm animals, and account for considerable economic costs to the feed and food industries,” noted All About Feed in an Aug. 13 report.
The NGFA provides an industry guide covering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current action levels for aflatoxin, as well as its regulatory guidance for fumonisin and vomitoxin levels. The FDA has issued regulatory guidance for these three mycotoxins, which may be present in raw grains, feed ingredients and finished feed.