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Assessment of mycotoxins in food and feed

One of the fundamental demands of consumer health protection is that substances with toxic effects such as mycotoxins be minimised in food and feed to the greatest extent possible. This is why legal regulations are in place for numerous mycotoxins setting maximum EU-wide levels for mycotoxins in food and feed.

The BfR draws up health assessments on mycotoxins in food and feed in line with its guidelines for health assessment and therefore assesses the risk to the health of humans and animals resulting from the presence of mycotoxins in food and feed. The opinions serve as a source of advice for political decision-makers and are taken into account in the risk assessments prepared by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Information

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Date Title Size
01.03.2013
BfR Information No. 008/2013
Increased aflatoxin concentrations detected in raw milk 22.9 KB
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Opinion

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Date Title Size
22.10.2019
BfR opinion No 041/2019
Single case assessment of mould toxins on popcorn kernels 154.3 KB
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04.03.2013
BfR Opinion No. 009/2013
Transfer of aflatoxins to milk, eggs, meat and offal 107.6 KB
PDF-File

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FAQ

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Date Title Size
12.11.2013
BfR FAQ
Frequently asked questions on ergot alkaloids in cereal products 68.5 KB
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Press releases

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Date Title Keywords
18.11.2019
44/2019
An increased number of people are worried about mycotoxins in food mycotoxins , risk communication , risk perception
12.01.2009
01/2009
From aflatoxins to zearalenone - Science makes food safe mycotoxins

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External Links

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Link
EFSA Information on mycotoxins

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