Tools for defusing a major global food and feed safety risk: nonbiological postharvest procedures to decontaminate mycotoxins in foods and feeds

Temba, Benigni A., Sultanbawa, Yasmina, Kriticos, Darren J., Fox, Glen P., Harvey, Jagger J. W. and Fletcher, Mary T. (2016) Tools for defusing a major global food and feed safety risk: nonbiological postharvest procedures to decontaminate mycotoxins in foods and feeds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64 47: 8959-8972. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.6b03777


Author Temba, Benigni A.
Sultanbawa, Yasmina
Kriticos, Darren J.
Fox, Glen P.
Harvey, Jagger J. W.
Fletcher, Mary T.
Title Tools for defusing a major global food and feed safety risk: nonbiological postharvest procedures to decontaminate mycotoxins in foods and feeds
Journal name Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-8561
1520-5118
Publication date 2016-11-05
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b03777
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 64
Issue 47
Start page 8959
End page 8972
Total pages 14
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Abstract Mycotoxin contamination of foods and animal feeds is a worldwide problem for human and animal health. Controlling mycotoxin contamination has drawn the attention of scientists and other food and feed stakeholders all over the world. Despite best efforts targeting field and storage preventive measures, environmental conditions can still lead to mycotoxin contamination. This raises a need for developing decontamination methods to inactivate or remove the toxins from contaminated products. At the present, decontamination methods applied include an array of both biological and non-biological methods. The targeted use of non-biological methods spans from the latter half of last century when ammoniation and ozonation were first used to inactivate mycotoxins in animal feeds, to the novel techniques being developed today such as photosensitization. Effectiveness and drawbacks of different non-biological methods have been reported in literature, and this review examines the utility of these methods in addressing food safety. Particular consideration is given to the application of such methods in the developing world where mycotoxin contamination is a serious food safety issue in staple crops like maize and rice.
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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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