October 29, 2015 - Mycotoxins Confirmed in U.S. During Harvest

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - The Monday Mycotoxin Report from Neogen on October 5 reported that the mycotoxins Aflatoxin, fumonisin and deoxynivalenol (DON) have been confirmed in several states:Wheat farmers in a field


Aflatoxin
(more than 20 ppb is too high for food and pet food):

  • Georgia (more than 100 ppb)
  • Texas (more than 40 ppb)
  • North Carolina (more than 100 ppb)
  • South Carolina (more than 20 ppb)
  • Virginia (more than 100 ppb)
  • Kansas (more than 40 ppb)

Fumonisin (FDA exposure guidelines recommend total dietary concentrations (ppm) as follows: horse <1, swine <10, ruminants <30, poultry <50, breeding ruminants and poultry <15 ppm="" :="" span="">

  • Texas (more than 6 ppm)
  • North Carolina (more than 7 ppm)
  • California (more than 10 ppm)

Deoxynivalenol (DON) (more than 1 ppm is too high for food and pet food, more than 5 ppm is too high for swine):

  • Missouri (up to 2 ppm)
  • Illinois (up to 1 ppm)
  • Iowa (more than 1 ppm)

There also are confirmed reports of DON in barley in Virginia, Maryland, North Dakota and Minnesota. All major classes of wheat in the U.S. are affected by DON.

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