10th conference of The World Mycotoxin Forum

  • 22nd March 2018
  • by secretary

12-14 March 2018. Amsterdam. The World Mycotoxin Forum is the leading international meeting series on mycotoxins where food and feed industry representatives meet with people from universities and governments from around the world.

The mycotoxin contamination of various crops and derived products is a global concern because it

Can we ever have a mycotoxin-free supply chain? The 10th conference of The World Mycotoxin Forum contributed to this ultimate goal by taking mycotoxin control to the next level.
has significant implications for food and feed safety, food security, and international trade. Despite a
lot of research and available interventions, mycotoxin prevention and control remain a challenge for agriculture, and for food and feed industries. Several pre- and post-harvest measures can be taken in tackling mycotoxin exposure, however, they are not fully adequate to eliminate mycotoxins from the food and feed supply chain. In addition, climate change is increasingly affecting the occurrence of mycotoxins worldwide.

Extracts of the programme:

  • Towards integrated approaches to mitigate mycotoxins across a changing landscape Dr. Jagger Harvey, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, Kansas State University, USA
  • Initiatives and challenges by farmers to handle the risk of mycotoxins in the field Max Schulman, on behalf of COPA-COGECA, the organisation of European farmers and agri-cooperatives
  • Managing aflatoxin contamination in grains in Africa – the farm to fork approach! Dr. Owen Fraser, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland
  • Mycotoxins in livestock systems in developing countries Dr. Johanna Lindahl, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
  • Mycotoxin exposure patterns in infants and young children in sub-Saharan Africa Dr. Chibundu Ezekiel, Department of Microbiology, Babcock University, Nigeria
  • Biocontrol of aflatoxins:the pros and cons of competitive exclusion Dr. John Pitt, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia 1
  • The role of hermetic storage for postharvest mycotoxin control Dr. Charles Woloshuk, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, USA
  • MycoKey and MyToolBox: an example of good European cooperation Dr. Antonio Logrieco, Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA-CNR), Italy
  • Feed additives for mycotoxin detoxification – efficacy and authorisation in the EU and China Prof. Dr. Wang Jinquan, Feed Research Institute of CAAS, China
  • MycoKey app for chain management Dr. Theo van der Lee, Plant Research, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands 18:25 Integrated solutions to reduce mycotoxins along food and feed chains: future expectations Prof. Dr. Rudolf Krska, Department IFA-Tulln, BOKU Vienna, Austria