Category Archives: Animal Feed Testing

Research – From Aflatoxin to Zearalenone: Mycotoxins You Should Know – Deoxynivalenol (DON)

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Mycotoxins are substances produced by fungi that infect grain crops like maize and small grains and cause ear and kernel rots. Exposure to mycotoxins can lead to chronic or acute toxicity in humans and animals. In addition, mycotoxins can lead to market losses, discounts, rejection of grain lots at elevators, and a reduction in livestock efficiency and productivity.

The most economically important mycotoxins include aflatoxins (AF), deoxynivalenol (DON, also known as vomitoxin), fumonisins (FUM), zearalenone (ZEA), ochratoxin A (OTA), T2, HT-2, ergot alkaloids, and patulin (PAT). The fungal species that produce mycotoxins have worldwide distribution; therefore, mycotoxin contamination occurs everywhere grain crops are grown. Accordingly, mycotoxins have been detected in feed, silage, food, and beverages derived from cereal grains and animal products exposed to contaminated feed.

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Sunflower Cake

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Salmonella Rissen in sunflower cake from Ukraine in Germany

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – PAT

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Salmonella Spp in PAT from Czech Republic in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Rapeseed Extract – Meat Product

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Salmonella in post-extraction rapeseed meal from Ukraine in Poland and Lithuania

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Salmonella in meat product from Belgium in France

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Pig Meal

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Salmonella in pig meal from Belgium in Germany and  the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Rice Protein

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Aflatoxin B1 in rice protein from Pakistan in Spain

RASFF Alerts -Animal Feed – Salmonella – Soybean Meal

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Salmonella spp. in soybean meal from Germany in Switzerland and the UK

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Salmonella spp. in soybean meal from Germany in Denmark and Switzerland

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin B1- Peanut Kernels

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Maximum level exceedance of aflatoxin B1 in peanut kernels from Argentina in Germany

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Soya Bean Extraction Meal

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Salmonella spp. in soybean extraction meal from Germany in Poland

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Mold/Mould – Sunflower Meal – Complementary Feed for Horses

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Mould in complementary feed to horses in Sweden

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Mold – post-extraction sunflower meal from Ukraine in Poland