Farm to fork risk assessment of mycotoxins in chilli and pepper, produced and consumed in Sri Lanka

15 March 2011 → 14 March 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
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Project description

Chilli and pepper, important spices in Sri Lanka with respect to production and consumption, will be screened for the presence of mycotoxins in ordder to estimate their dietary exposure. For the most relevant toxins, variables in the production chain affecting both mould growth on the spices and the interconnected mycotoxin production will be studied.