The hidden danger in food and feed: new report about mycotoxins in cooperation with The Andersons Centre
Our new report released in cooperation with The Andersons Centre highlights that it is crucial to put in place science-based measures and policies to decrease an important and emerging danger in food and feed: mycotoxins.
Mycotoxins are poisonous substances produced by fungi infesting plants, and they pose a danger to human and animal health. In recent years, mycotoxins have consistently been one of the top three causes of food and feed safety alerts in the European Union. However, contrary to expert knowledge, the public perception of this problem is different: as mycotoxins are natural food contaminants, they are currently not considered a real danger. In their study, authors Graham Redman (The Andersons Centre) and Steffen Noleppa (HFFA Research) underline that mycotoxins are likely to become a greater issue for food and feed safety in the future. Even more, as forecasts suggest that climate change and other drivers will further contribute towards the risk of mycotoxin build-up in crops like maize and wheat.
More information on this study can also be found on the website of The Andersons Centre.