Project

Is the occurrence of the T2/HT-2 mycotoxin complex in cereals a new and actual problem in the food and feed chain?

Duration
01 March 2012 → 28 February 2014
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
Keywords
chemotype fusarium HT-2 toxin risk evaluation T-2 toxin
 
Project description

This project will use an explorative approach to assemble qualitative and quantitative T-2 and HT-2 data in small grain cereals and cereal-based products in Belgium; to elucidate the occurrence of T-2 and HT-2 producing Fusarium species and their genetic diversity; to identify the presence of other mycotoxins produced by F. poae and F. langsethiae; to assess the importance of other Fusarium species within the T-2/HT-2 complex and to implement a preliminary risk assessment for T-2, HT-2 and other mycotoxins based on an exposure estimation.